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From dmclea...@comcast.net
Subject Re: 10.2 licensing issue...
Date Tue, 12 Sep 2006 15:07:52 GMT
 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com>
> 
> 
> Rick Hillegas wrote:
> > 
> > Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> > 
> >> I read Rick's note on the 10.2 licensing issue in an archive because of
> >> strange move to the user list, so sorry for the weird quoting :
> >>
> >> He said :
> >>
> >> "I must report today that the restrictions imposed by the beta JDK
> >> license have not been lifted.
> >>
> >> As you know, the JDK 6 beta license requires a disclaimer that bars the
> >> use of the code for any productive use....
> >>
> >> snip
> >>
> >> ...For this reason, we, the Derby community must change our
> >> plan to ship imminently an official release of Derby that includes
> >> JDBC4."
> >>
> >> Let me start with a question :
> >>
> >> Why?  Is this all about having a set of API jars to compile against, or
> >> is it something more?
> >>  
> >>
> > Hi Geir,
> > 
> > In a nutshell, yes. We can use the compiler from JDK 5 without any
> > licensing restrictions--for our purposes it's just as good as the JDK 6
> > compiler. However, a restrictive beta license covers the apis in the JDK
> > 6 jars.
> 
> This reminds me of the old gag :
> 
> "Doctor, my arm hurts when I lift it"
> "Don't lift it then..."
> 
> Don't use the JDK 6 jars.  All you need to do is *compile*, so lets make
> our own JARs that get things to compile.
> 
> Is there any runtime dependency on Java SE 6?

JDBC 4

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