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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <>
Subject Re: Replacing Packages?
Date Tue, 09 Dec 2003 12:33:25 GMT

On Dec 9, 2003, at 7:24 AM, robert burrell donkin wrote:

> On 8 Dec 2003, at 18:59, Leo Simons wrote:
>> Adam R. B. Jack wrote:
>>> Hmm, I wonder if this has been proposed before, it seems kinda 
>>> obvious...
>>> Other than the distastefulness of having jars in CVS or SVN, why not 
>>> replace
>>> packaged projects with those in modules? We could have a 
>>> gump-packages
>>> module (or modules) that houses the jars, so we'd no longer need 
>>> machine
>>> access in order to update jars. I see a few projects create 
>>> 'mini-projects'
>>> for their packages stuff, so why don't we do this centrally for the 
>>> main
>>> ones?
>>> Thoughts?
>> no-can-do. We have a licensing issue there (can't redistribute the 
>> sun jars, for example). We might be able to do this if we keep the 
>> cvs repo private though. Not sure.
> i suspect that there are going to be some thorny licensing issues even 
> with a private repository - for example, it may be that only ASF 
> members could use this repository. i'm not sure what progress has been 
> made but there is a apache-wide effort being made to house a 
> repository of distributions that we know we can redistribute. maybe 
> that'd be a good place to get answers to these questions...

We're trying to resolve the sun jar issue for Apache by working w/ Sun.


> - robert
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Geir Magnusson Jr                                   203-247-1713(m)

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