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From "John Sisson (JIRA)" <derby-...@db.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (DERBY-53) Update Derby doco regarding free DB2 Universal Driver license restrictions
Date Wed, 03 Nov 2004 04:20:32 GMT
Update Derby doco regarding free DB2 Universal Driver license restrictions
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         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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