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From Geir Magnusson Jr <>
Subject Re: 1.1.1 Status - XSD and DTD issues
Date Fri, 18 Aug 2006 17:02:33 GMT

Matt Hogstrom wrote:
> Heads up...we're using IRC for real-time collaboration on this and will
> post updates to the dev list.  IRC is at channel
> #geronimo.

I won't be able to be there.


> 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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