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From Jeremias Maerki <>
Subject Rhino (once more)
Date Fri, 27 Oct 2006 12:44:52 GMT
Hi Cocooners

Before I start: Sorry to be a PITA to bring up Rhino again. ;-)

Batik is starting to plan a new release and Rhino popped up in the back
of my mind. I went looking in your codebase to see what you did with
Rhino since I last checked. Turns out that Cocoon still lists Rhino as
under the MPL 1.1 in both Trunk and the 2.1.x branch. And that's clearly

And as you know this whole thing is further complicated by the fact that
the NPL is currently de-facto an excluded license which means that
neither Cocoon nor Batik are allowed to distribute or simply download 
(through Maven without alerting the user) Rhino.

Means both our projects would actually have to remove Rhino and make
sure they run without it.

Cliff wrote about certain options in March on legal-discuss (Message-ID:
<>). Nobody
followed up on that. And it looks like both our projects have ignored
the third-party licence policy so far concerning this issue. Any ideas
how to proceed? Shall we raise it again on legal-discuss? Has there been
any progress in trying to convinve the Rhino project to switch to the

Jeremias Maerki

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