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From "Michael Segel" <mse...@segel.com>
Subject RE: 10.2 licensing issue...
Date Tue, 12 Sep 2006 12:27:21 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geir Magnusson Jr [mailto:geir@pobox.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 5:38 AM
> To: derby-user@db.apache.org
> Subject: 10.2 licensing issue...
> 
> 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?
> 
> 
> geir

Something more.

The trouble is that JDK 6 isn't ready for primetime and from the discussion,
10.2 is supposed to go GA prior to JDK 6 going GA.  Whenever you're going GA
and relying on a component that isn't GA, you're going to run in to trouble.

Don't take my word for it, just ask Murphy... ;-) (He's the guy sitting at
the end of the bar ...)

I don't think that there is a problem of running beta releases off of JDK6
so the issue is how to handle this. It's a no brainer.





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