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From Jeremias Maerki <>
Subject Re: Rhino (once more)
Date Sun, 05 Nov 2006 11:31:10 GMT
FYI, Cameron McCormack (Batik) has asked the Rhino team about
relicensing Rhino under the MPL:

On 27.10.2006 14:44:52 Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> 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
> wrong:
> 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
> MPL?
> Jeremias Maerki

Jeremias Maerki

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