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From "Kathy Saunders (JIRA)" <derby-...@db.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-53) Update Derby doco regarding free DB2 Universal Driver license restrictions
Date Wed, 03 Nov 2004 18:57:33 GMT
     [ http://nagoya.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-53?page=comments#action_54992 ]
Kathy Saunders commented on DERBY-53:

The intention of the license file that comes with the DB2 Universal JDBC Driver is not to
restrict use to a personal or home computer, but to allow you to use it on a personal or home
computer.  Here is the text from the license file:

Authorization for Use on Home/Portable Computer:  1


Authorization for Use on Home/Portable Computer:
"1" means that the Program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided
that the Program is not in active use on both machines at the same time.
"2" means that You may not copy and use this Program on another computer without paying additional
license fees.

This is actually standard IBM text and either option 1 or 2 is chosen.  Option 1 is less restrictive
than option 2.  Also, there is text in the license file that allows you to redistribute the
software as you like, provided you meet some requirements to provide the files "as is" etc.
 If you are still concerned about the terms from a legal perspect, let's discuss this on the
derby user's list.  I'll be happy to get clarification from the IBM attorney.  --Kathy

> Update Derby doco regarding free DB2 Universal Driver license restrictions
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>          Key: DERBY-53
>          URL: http://nagoya.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-53
>      Project: Derby
>         Type: Task
>   Components: Documentation
>     Reporter: John Sisson
>     Priority: Minor

> In a number of places, the Derby documentation points users to the IBM DB2 JDBC Universal
Driver and in a number of places uses the words "free download".  
> It is true that the "download" is free, but what is not obvious on the Derby or IBM web
pages is that the free license for the IBM DB2 JDBC Universal Driver (downloaded via the links
in the Derby documentation) restricts use to a Home/Portable Computer (refer to the Lic_en.txt
file that accompanies the driver).
> ** This rules out use of the driver (without paying a license fee to IBM) on servers
or on your company desktop. **
> I suggest that the Derby documentation be updated wherever it provides a link to the
IBM DB2 JDBC Universal Driver, to mention that the license accompanying the free download
has some usage restrictions.
> Some of the pages that reference the driver are:
> http://incubator.apache.org/derby/manuals/admin/hubprnt09.html
> http://incubator.apache.org/derby/derby_resources.html
> http://incubator.apache.org/derby/manuals/getstart/gspr36.html

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