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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: drda product identifier
Date Wed, 17 Aug 2005 14:33:08 GMT
I have begun the process of applying for a Derby product id: DRB. Will 
keep the list posted.


Rick Hillegas wrote:

> 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?
> Thanks,
> -Rick

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