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From Matt Hogstrom <>
Subject Re: 1.1.1 Status - XSD and DTD issues
Date Fri, 18 Aug 2006 16:50:49 GMT
Heads up...we're using IRC for real-time collaboration on this and will post updates to the
list.  IRC is at channel #geronimo.

Right now I'm removing ./modules/j2ee-schema/src/resources/* and building to see if these
DTDs are 
required for building in some odd way.  Don't work on these just yet.

Matt Hogstrom wrote:
> All,
> For those wondering where the Geronimo 1.1.1 release is at here is a 
> quick summary and battle plan.
> John Sisson discovered that we have several DTD and XSDs included in our 
> build that are copies of Sun's original material.  The copyright in the 
> material seems to indicate that we cannot redistribute the content.  
> Unfortunately, as Geir has pointed out, that there is no clear way to 
> interpret the license and we should manually generate these to stay 
> legal and avoid any appearance of impropriety.
> The documents in question reside in both the distribution of the source 
> as well as the server itself.  It appears that other open source and 
> commercial vendors do distribute these documents in their original form 
> but the ASF does not have a clear indication that we can follow this 
> same practice.  You can find the documents in 
> $G_BUILD_TREE/modules/j2ee-schema/src/* as well as the distributions in 
> $G_DIST/schema/* directories.
> The documents are identified in JIRA 
> I'd like to ask anyone that has some spare moments to help out with 
> putting these together. Basically, you need to refer to the appropriate 
> specification and type in the XML exactly like it is represented for 
> actual elements and either omit or paraphrase the information embedded 
> in comments so we do not violate Sun's copyright.
> I know this is frustrating but for their own reasons Sun has imposed 
> this unfriendly copyright and we need to abide by it.  We are protecting 
> The ASF, Geronimo and our users.
> If you are working on a document please update the above JIRA to 
> indicate it is partial so others can see what remains.  Please check the 
> new schemas into their respective replacements.  When the replacements 
> are complete we'll build a new distribution and run it through a full 
> CTS test to validate our work.
> Please also consider working with a partner so you can cross check each 
> other's work.
> Thanks in advance for your patience and help with this important issue.
> Also, if others have input into the process that I have missed please 
> provide it as well.
> Thanks to John and Geir for discovering and mediating on this issue.

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