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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject drda product identifier
Date Tue, 16 Aug 2005 22:51:20 GMT
DRDA publishes a list of supporting vendors (see 
http://www.opengroup.org/dbiop/prodid.htm). Each of these vendors has 
its own product id. Derby isn't in this list although Cloudscape half 
is. Right now:

o The Derby network client makes up its own product identifier: DNC.

o The Derby network server uses the Cloudscape product identifier: CSS.

This seems a little odd to me:

o Should Derby use the id of a product sold by IBM? This could give rise 
to lots of mischief.

o Other vendors who supply both clients and servers use the same product 
identifer for both. Why don't we follow this common practice?

Derby could apply for its own product identifier to be used by both 
client and server. I'm happy to push this application forward if the 
list thinks that's the right thing to do.

Feedback, other thoughts?


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