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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: 10.2 licensing issue...
Date Tue, 12 Sep 2006 19:41:23 GMT
So 10.2 only runs on Java SE 6?  I sorta doubt this given your
traditional care and focus in backwards compatibility.

geir


dmclean62@comcast.net wrote:
>  -------------- 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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