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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 19:21:28 GMT
FYI

alek

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Re: [stax_builders] [axis2] StAX API and RI license?
Date: 	Tue, 15 Mar 2005 11:16:11 -0800 (PST)
From: 	Chris Fry <cfry_bea@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: 	stax_builders@yahoogroups.com
To: 	stax_builders@yahoogroups.com



Sure, I'll try to put some official statement
together.

-C
--- Tatu Saloranta <cowtowncoder@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> --- 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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