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From Aleksander Slominski <as...@cs.indiana.edu>
Subject [Axis2][Fwd: Re: [stax_builders] [axis2] StAX API and RI license?]
Date Tue, 15 Mar 2005 04:32:22 GMT
FYI

alek

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Re: [stax_builders] [axis2] StAX API and RI license?
Date: 	Mon, 14 Mar 2005 18:59:19 -0800 (PST)
From: 	Tatu Saloranta <cowtowncoder@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: 	stax_builders@yahoogroups.com
To: 	stax_builders@yahoogroups.com



--- Chris Fry <cfry_bea@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I guess I think it's a plus that the API is a
> standard
> and endorsed by Sun.  This provides backwards
> compatibility garuntees etc.  The RI is available
> under the apache license and the API is freely
> distributable but not modifiable.

Chris, would it be possible to document this
somewhere?
That is, that API is philosophically "read-only public
domain"... My thinking is that if it's not adequately
explained, the default expectation is that copyright
holder has the full authority over copying of that jar
(which is not the intention).

-+ Tatu +-

> 
> -Chris
> 
> 
> 
> 
> --- Aleksander Slominski <aslom@extreme.indiana.edu>
> wrote:
> > Sanjiva Weerawarana wrote:
> > 
> > >"Aleksander Slominski" <aslom@cs.indiana.edu>
> > writes:
> > >  
> > >
> > >>StAX RI code is under Apache License V2 and the
> > latest source code is in 
> > >>codehaus SVN.
> > >>    
> > >>
> > >
> > >Oh, so what's in codehaus is just the BEA
> > implemented RI?
> > >  
> > >
> > hi,
> > 
> > StAX RI code is based on XPP3 and is under Apache
> > License ASF v2 - 
> > however actual StAX JSR-173 API
> (jsr173_1.0_api.jar)
> > which is @author 
> > "Copyright (c) 2003 by BEA Systems. All Rights
> > Reserved." has a 
> > different license (AFAIK) and is also in codehaus
> > SVN repository 
> > (src100/ contains original version and src/
> current
> > version with RI bug 
> > fixes - this or slightly older version is also in
> > codehaus maven 
> > repository): see
> > http://svn.stax.codehaus.org/trunk/dev/
> > 
> > this i admit is confusing and i have never
> > understood that part of JCP 
> > process that resulted in this - i wish i could
> point
> > to some place that 
> > explain it (such confusions are not good for long
> > term StAX future)
> > 
> > it would be nice if all source code had:
> > 
> > /*   Licensed under the Apache License, Version
> 2.0
> > (the "License");
> >  *   you may not use this file except in
> compliance
> > with the License.
> >  *   You may obtain a copy of the License at
> >  *
> >  *      
> http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
> >  *
> >  *   Unless required by applicable law or agreed
> to
> > in writing, software
> >  *   distributed under the License is distributed
> on
> > an "AS IS" BASIS,
> >  *   WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND,
> > either express or 
> > implied.
> >  *   See the License for the specific language
> > governing permissions and
> >  *   limitations under the License.
> >  */
> > 
> > but currently source code is a mixed bag though
> > majority of code is 
> > under ASF v2 AFAIK.
> > 
> > if somebody can shed more light on that ...
> > 
> > thanks,
> > 
> > alek
> > 
> > -- 
> > The best way to predict the future is to invent it
> -
> > Alan Kay
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
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