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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: 10.2 licensing issue...
Date Tue, 12 Sep 2006 12:53:01 GMT


Michael Segel wrote:
> 
>> -----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.

So... what *exactly* do you need from JDK 6 if it isn't a JDBC4 jar to
compile against?


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