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From Dain Sundstrom <dsundst...@gluecode.com>
Subject Re: JDBC driver for Derby network server mode?
Date Mon, 04 Oct 2004 21:38:58 GMT
That is really too bad.  You would think it would be in IBM's best  
interest to see the DB2 database driver shipped with as much software  
as possible.  For example, wouldn't IBM want to say that Tomcat and  
Geronimo support DB2 out of the box... no configuration necessary.   
Having a redistributable driver is first step.


On Oct 4, 2004, at 2:30 PM, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:

> On Oct 4, 2004, at 10:46 AM, Kathy Saunders wrote:
>>>>> Will the license also allow for redistribution?
>>>>> -- Jeremy
>> I just wanted to let everyone know that the JDBC driver for the  
>> network server mode has been refreshed at   
>> http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/db2/downloads/jcc/.  The only  
>> change is that the license now allows redistribution of the driver.
> I'm sort of missing that.
> I followed the link, went to
> http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/download/preconfig.jsp?id=2004 
> -08-03+09%3A06%3A46.338402R&S_TACT=104AH%20W42&S_CMP=&s=
> said I wasn't registered, and saw a license that contained terms like
> "Redistribution Information
> If You have developed an application that is dependent upon the files  
> or modules listed below or located in the directory named below, You  
> may distribute these files or modules, subject to the following terms:
> 1) The files or modules must be in object code.
> 2) You will indemnify IBM or third parties that provide IBM products  
> ("Third Parties") from and against any third party claim arising out  
> of the use or distribution of Your application.
> 3) You may not use the same path name as the original files/modules.
> 4) You may not use IBM's or Third Parties' names or trademarks in  
> connection with the marketing of Your applications without IBM's or  
> Third Parties' prior written consent.
> 5) IBM or Third Parties provide copies of these files or modules "AS  
> IS," i.e., You are responsible for all technical assistance for Your  
> application.
> 6) In Your license agreement with the recipient, You will notify the  
> recipient that these files or modules may not be 1) used for any  
> purpose other than to enable the application, 2) copied (except for  
> backup purposes), 3) further distributed, or 4) reverse assembled,  
> reverse compiled, or otherwise translated.
> "
> There's no chance that we'll indemnify IBM, and for #6, part 3, if  
> they are placed in CVS, that is a distribution that is not part of the  
> application, in which case we are violating the license.
> We have the same problem with stuff from Sun, and therefore don't have  
> those jars in ASF source control systems....
> geir
> -- 
> Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
> geirm@apache.org

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