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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <>
Subject Re: JavaMail and JAF available as Open Source!
Date Thu, 28 Jul 2005 19:11:27 GMT

On Jul 27, 2005, at 4:21 PM, Aaron Mulder wrote:

>     Is there a build in a Maven repo?  Are we allowed to distribute it
> as part of Geronimo, given that it's under the CDDL?

What's wrong with ours? :)

We should have no problem distributing CDDL binaries.  At some point,  
I expect we'll have no problems taking in CDDL code into our repo  
either to continue with...


> Thanks,
>     Aaron
> On Wed, 27 Jul 2005, Noel J. Bergman wrote:
>> FYI.  Do not cross-post replies.
>>     --- Noel
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: A mailing list for discussion of the JavaMail(tm) API
>> bill.shannon@SUN.COM
>> Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 14:28
>> Subject: JavaMail and JAF available as Open Source!
>> As we announced at JavaOne, Sun has released its J2EE (now called  
>> "Java EE")
>> application server as an open source project on  The  
>> project is
>> called GlassFish and you can find out more at http:// 
>> GlassFish is available under the CDDL open source license.
>> GlassFish contains JavaMail and JAF, so the source code for both is
>> available under CDDL as well.  GlassFish currently contains JAF 1.1ea
>> and a version of JavaMail slightly newer than 1.3.3ea.
>> Right now, JavaMail and JAF are only built as part of a GlassFish  
>> build.
>> Eventually I hope to improve the build system so that the standalone
>> releases of JavaMail and JAF can be built from the GlassFish source
>> base.  (Unfortunately, I have about 100 other more important  
>> things to
>> do before I get to that.)
>> Those of you looking for source code for debugging purposes, or with
>> a need to improve JavaMail for your own use, should start with the
>> GlassFish source.  You'll need to be a member and you'll
>> need to accept the terms of the CDDL license, but note that CDDL is
>> an OSI-approved Open Source license (it's the same license used by
>> OpenSolaris, and a derivative of the Mozilla Public License) so  
>> you're
>> free to use it in many ways that were previously restricted.
>> If you make improvements to JavaMail or JAF, and would like give
>> those improvements back to Sun (which you're not required to do),
>> you'll need to sign a Sun Contributor Agreement so that we're sure
>> you have to rights to give us what you're giving us.  (Signing the
>> SCA once allows you to contribute to any Sun open source project,
>> including GlassFish, OpenSolaris, NetBeans, etc.)
>> Note that improvements to the JavaMail and JAF APIs (the javax.*  
>> APIs)
>> need to be approved by the JCP.
>> Enjoy the latest JavaMail and JAF source, and please be patient as
>> we transition our build and release processes to
>>         The JavaMail Team

Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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