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From Geoff Howard <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: cocoon-2.1/lib jars.xml
Date Wed, 15 Oct 2003 20:37:21 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> On Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003, at 06:23 Europe/Rome, Stephen McConnell wrote:
>> Geoff Howard wrote:
>>> Geoff Howard wrote:
>>>> But a browse around ibiblio reveals:
>>>> exist but don't have any jars.
>> The ibiblio site is no different from Apache with respect to license 
>> obligations. When the Maven project started its bid to TLP is 
>> basically had to clean up its act bacause the content on ibiblio would 
>> by implication be resource managed by an Apache PMC - i.e. 
>> due-diligence required.  The Maven guys went though a process of 
>> cleaning up the content on and the result of the 
>> cleanup is the missing jar files.
> Nother approach is to rewrite the libraries from the javadocs under an 
> apache license (the Servlet API code that is shipped with tomcat is 
> licensed under the apache license and yet covers javax.servlet... if you 
> pass the test, it's valid)

Hmm - this is intruiging.  Are you saying I can create an apache version 
of javax.jms and friends?  This is bizarre with interfaces and abstract 
classes isn't it?

> but I know this isn't really a sexy approach ;-)

Hey, I've never been sexy before - why start now? ;)


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