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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: Don't borrow from JBucks
Date Tue, 13 Jan 2004 17:50:01 GMT

On Tuesday, January 13, 2004, at 09:28 AM, n. alex rupp wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Jencks" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 10:40 PM
> Subject: Re: Connections Pooling (JDBC)
> <snip/>
>> There's also one from Sun, and you could always borrow those from 
>> JBoss.
> <snip/>
> David, could you please qualify that statement so that I don't have to 
> read a
> thread about it next month at TheServerSide?

Geronimo attempts to support the J2ee Connector Architecture standard 
by deploying any compliant adapter.  At the moment, Geronimo has no 
adapters of its own in the Geronimo codebase (except for a trivial 
testing adapter).  The jdbc-wrapping adapters I am aware of are those 
from OpenEJB, Sun, and JBoss.  To repeat, none of these is part of the 
Geronimo code base.  Anyone wishing to deploy software is responsible 
for investigating the legal issues involved themselves, including 
license compatibility.  IANAL, but as far as I know the OpenEJB licence 
and the LGPL allow deploying modules (such as an adapter) together with 
ASF licensed code such as Geronimo. Similarly, I believe the Firebird 
"native" jdbc-oriented connector (LGPL) can be deployed in Geronimo. I 
have no idea what license the sun adapter is released under.

david jencks
> --
> N. Alex Rupp (

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