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From Serge Knystautas <>
Subject Re: [JavaMail] concerns
Date Tue, 19 Aug 2003 17:00:06 GMT
Danny Angus wrote:
> However we're not allowed to put it in CVS, and in fact thats pretty much
> the case for all 3rd party jars, because it is difficult (read impossible)
> to ensure that people can't download them without first agreeing to their
> licence conditions.
> I understand that this is because "viewcvs" provides access to the jar
> without compelling people to also download any other files, never mind
> actually read the licence.
> Someone, who deserves more credit than my forgetting who it was, produced
> ant tasks for james which allow james' build to include a step which
> automatically retrieves JavaMail, Activation and JUnit jars from their
> respective homes, and compels the user to agree to accept the licence.
> This is AFAIK allowable (or acceptable to Sun) under the licence.

Right, you can bundle javamail.jar (and other BCL libraries) as part of 
a complete distribution (like the James server), but you couldn't have 
it in CVS for exactly that reason.

Serge Knystautas
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