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From Henri Yandell <bay...@generationjava.com>
Subject RE: Geronimo standard Sun-API jars
Date Fri, 08 Aug 2003 02:59:46 GMT



On Thu, 7 Aug 2003, Jeremy Boynes wrote:

> JBoss, like Tomcat, has its own version (typed in from the doc apparently).
> I believe Sun's binaries are actually redistributable if you meet certain
> terms (but you should have a lawyer read the license).
>
> The initial commit (later tonight I hope) contains copies of javax.ejb and
> javax.transaction Dain Sundstrom typed in.
>
> Given that these have use for many other projects, it might be a good idea
> to create a separate subproject, for example in jakarta-commons or commons
> itself, just to hold free versions of these interface classes rather than
> duplicating them everywhere.

Wholeheartedly +1.

As a secondary note, if we're able to distribute these under a BSD licence
happily it'll be a superb first milestone for Geronimo and win Gerry a lot
of friends and brand recognition.

Hen


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