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From Dalibor Topic <robi...@kaffe.org>
Subject Re: [classlib] build / test system
Date Tue, 14 Feb 2006 14:31:33 GMT
Geir Magnusson Jr <geir <at> pobox.com> writes:

> That was a mistake, the BCL stuff.  

Yeah, I believe everyone agrees on that.

> That is being taken care of.

Does that mean tomcat 4[1] will it be pulled completely from Apache.org,
or will there be a new release? 

It would be easy to write a script that unpacks all the tarballs on 
dist, finds all jars, zipinfo's them and greps for "sun" to spot 
problematic projects and 'quarantene' them, so that we don't distribute
bits that may impose additional hardships on unassuming users of Apache
software, as we currently unfortunately still seem to do[2].

dalibor topic

[1] And for some odd reason tomcat 4.1.31 binary relase tarball doesn't 
seem to mention BCL anywhere, despite having lots of com.sun.* classes 
in the various jars, which makes sanitizing it so painful: one needs 
to look into every single JAR to figure out if it is redistributable 
at all, or not. Yay non-transferable proprietary licenses. :/

So ... please let's always document where each bundled artifact came from, 
under which license and version it was included, for the sake of our users. 
If that's not an ASF policy already, it should become one, and we should
start using it in harmony by documenting origins, licenses and 
versions of our dependencies for all to see and verify.


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