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From "John Sisson (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (GERONIMO-2307) Include appropriate license for the Sun j2ee schema files that are redistributed
Date Thu, 10 Aug 2006 01:34:15 GMT
Include appropriate license for the Sun j2ee schema files that are redistributed

                 Key: GERONIMO-2307
             Project: Geronimo
          Issue Type: Bug
      Security Level: public (Regular issues)
          Components: buildsystem
    Affects Versions: 1.1, 1.0
            Reporter: John Sisson
         Assigned To: John Sisson
            Priority: Blocker
             Fix For: 1.1.1

Geronimo redistributes the Sun J2EE schema files for deployment descriptors etc but doesn't
appear to include anything in the global license file about it.  

The following two statement in the copyright text in the schema files  (e.g.
) concern me:

* This document and the technology which it describes are distributed under licenses restricting
their use, copying, distribution, and decompilation. 
* No part of this document may be reproduced in any form by any means without prior written
authorization of Sun and its licensors, if any.

Considering the first point, we need to determine what license the files are under.  Seems
we need written authorization for the second point.

The concern regarding copyrights for the schemas came to mind whilst testing the geronimo
eclipse plugin, eclipse prompted me to acknowledge the Sun license at
when caching the j2ee schema files (e.g. ).

I can't find anything to confirm that the berkeley license displayed by eclipse is the correct
license for the schemas.

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