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From "John Sisson (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (GERONIMO-2307) Include appropriate license for the Sun j2ee schema files that are redistributed
Date Fri, 18 Aug 2006 05:41:14 GMT
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John Sisson commented on GERONIMO-2307:

Where does it say that they are under the Berkley license?  We should document the source
of this information if this is the case.

I just looked at  j2ee-schema\src\resources\schemaorg_apache_xmlbeans\src\modules\j2ee-schema\src\j2ee_1_2dtd\application_1_2.dtd
and it has similar wording to the schemas regarding written authorization.

> Include appropriate license for the Sun j2ee schema files that are redistributed
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: GERONIMO-2307
>                 URL:
>             Project: Geronimo
>          Issue Type: Bug
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: buildsystem
>    Affects Versions: 1.0, 1.1
>            Reporter: John Sisson
>         Assigned To: Geir Magnusson Jr
>            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.
> The following is a checklist to help track what has been done, in case someone wants
to help out :-)
> (x) = not done (?) = partially done (/) = done
> ||trunk||1.1||1.1.1||Notes||
> |(x)|(x)|(x)|./j2ee-schema/src/j2ee_1_4schema/application-client_1_4.xsd||
> |(x)|(x)|(x)|./j2ee-schema/src/j2ee_1_4schema/application_1_4.xsd||
> |(x)|(x)|(x)|./j2ee-schema/src/j2ee_1_4schema/connector_1_5.xsd||
> |(x)|(x)|(x)|./j2ee-schema/src/j2ee_1_4schema/ejb-jar_2_1.xsd||
> |(x)|(x)|(x)|./j2ee-schema/src/j2ee_1_4schema/j2ee_1_4.xsd||
> |(x)|(x)|(x)|./j2ee-schema/src/j2ee_1_4schema/j2ee_jaxrpc_mapping_1_1.xsd||
> |(x)|(x)|(x)|./j2ee-schema/src/j2ee_1_4schema/j2ee_web_services_1_1.xsd||
> |(x)|(x)|(x)|./j2ee-schema/src/j2ee_1_4schema/j2ee_web_services_client_1_1.xsd||
> |(x)|(x)|(x)|./j2ee-schema/src/j2ee_1_4schema/jsp_2_0.xsd||
> |(x)|(x)|(x)|./j2ee-schema/src/j2ee_1_4schema/web-app_2_4.xsd||
> |(/)|(/)|(/)|./j2ee-schema/src/resources/schemaorg_apache_xmlbeans/src/modules/j2ee-schema/src/j2ee_1_2dtd/application-client_1_2.dtd||
> |(/)|(/)|(/)|./j2ee-schema/src/resources/schemaorg_apache_xmlbeans/src/modules/j2ee-schema/src/j2ee_1_2dtd/application_1_2.dtd||
> |(/)|(/)|(/)|./j2ee-schema/src/resources/schemaorg_apache_xmlbeans/src/modules/j2ee-schema/src/j2ee_1_2dtd/ejb-jar_1_1.dtd||
> |(/)|(/)|(/)|./j2ee-schema/src/resources/schemaorg_apache_xmlbeans/src/modules/j2ee-schema/src/j2ee_1_2dtd/web-app_2_2.dtd||
> |(/)|(/)|(/)|./j2ee-schema/src/resources/schemaorg_apache_xmlbeans/src/modules/j2ee-schema/src/j2ee_1_2dtd/web-jsptaglibrary_1_1.dtd||
> |(/)|(/)|(/)|./j2ee-schema/src/resources/schemaorg_apache_xmlbeans/src/modules/j2ee-schema/src/j2ee_1_3dtd/application-client_1_3.dtd||
> |(/)|(/)|(/)|./j2ee-schema/src/resources/schemaorg_apache_xmlbeans/src/modules/j2ee-schema/src/j2ee_1_3dtd/application_1_3.dtd||
> |(/)|(/)|(/)|./j2ee-schema/src/resources/schemaorg_apache_xmlbeans/src/modules/j2ee-schema/src/j2ee_1_3dtd/connector_1_0.dtd||
> |(/)|(/)|(/)|./j2ee-schema/src/resources/schemaorg_apache_xmlbeans/src/modules/j2ee-schema/src/j2ee_1_3dtd/ejb-jar_2_0.dtd||
> |(/)|(/)|(/)|./j2ee-schema/src/resources/schemaorg_apache_xmlbeans/src/modules/j2ee-schema/src/j2ee_1_3dtd/web-app_2_3.dtd||
> |(/)|(/)|(/)|./j2ee-schema/src/resources/schemaorg_apache_xmlbeans/src/modules/j2ee-schema/src/j2ee_1_3dtd/web-jsptaglibrary_1_2.dtd||

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