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From "Rory Winston" <rwins...@eircom.net>
Subject Re: [net] FTPS submission - legal issues
Date Mon, 23 Jan 2006 09:21:42 GMT
Ive come across the com.sun.* issue before. They are part of the JVM, just not officially documented
for public use. Usually, they are convenience classes written by Sun programmes who develop
the JDK. AFAIK, Sun says that you can use them if you wish, but their use is not recommended,
purely on the basis that they may disappear from one  JDK release to the next. 

What are the com.sun.* classes being used here for, specifically? It may be possible to use
"official" classes for this functionality.

Rory

"Jakarta Commons Developers List" <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org> wrote:

> 
> Looks like you're in moderation there.
> 
> I'll send the below when I see the email there:
> 
> Are Paul and Josejuan the only contributors to the work? Usually you
> need to have the permission of every committer (contributor?) to the
> work to allow relicencing. That part is all about copyright law I
> think.
> 
> Does the com.sun bit mean that a separate jar is needed, or is it part
> of the JVM?
> 
> In the latter case I think we'll find out that things are legally
> okay; if the former then the current policy is that that is okay
> (depends on licence, but we're shipping lots of Sun licenced works),
> but it's likely to require some hoops in the near future.
> 
> Hen
> 
> On 1/22/06, Steve Cohen <scohen@javactivity.org> wrote:
> > Rahul Akolkar wrote:
> > > Steve -
> > >
> > > While there are multiple people on this list who are probably
> > > well-informed enough to answer the questions below definitively, I'd
> > > also ping legal-discuss@ which might have a better demographic for
> > > these kind of posts.
> > >
> > > -Rahul
> > >
> > >
> > > On 1/22/06, Steve Cohen <stevecoh1@comcast.net> wrote:
> > >
> > >>Josejuan Montiel (josejuan.montiel@gmail.com) has submitted some code
> > >>that would implement an FTPS protocol as an addition to commons-net.
> > >>This submission takes the form of a patch submitted as a bug via
> > >>http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3D38309.  Apparently
> > >>this code was submitted as part of an existing project under SourceForg=
> e (
> > >>
> > >>http://sourceforge.net/projects/ufsc).  That project was originally und=
> er the LGPL, although its owner, Paul Ferraro has apparently agreed to swit=
> ch it to the Apache
> > >>License.
> > >>
> > >>Can some of the licensing gurus comment on this, and provide feedback? =
>  I would like to see this happen if it's possible.  However, Mr. Montiel ha=
> s more work to do before
> > >>the team would accept the submission, and I am reluctant to suggest tha=
> t he do it if some licensing issue that I am not aware of would kill the id=
> ea.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>Additionally. the submission depends on classes in the com.sun.net.ssl
> > >>package.  Are these legal imports for jakarta?
> > >>
> > >>Steve Cohen
> > >>
> > >
> > >
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> > >
> > thanks, I've cross-posted there now.
> >
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