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From Thomas Dudziak <tom...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Starting a java specs project
Date Sat, 31 Dec 2005 00:31:16 GMT
On 12/31/05, Noel J. Bergman <noel@devtech.com> wrote:
> Jochen Wiedmann wrote:
>
> > If you, as a user, are looking for a replacement of Sun's
> >    jar files, you wouldn't look for JaxMe. But you'd
> >    probably look for a central location of SPEC jar files.
>
> Why would I want to replace Sun's jar files?  Only because I want an
> implementation, and that's where I'd go.  To the implementation.

Or because of the license that is attached to the JAR (as opposed to
the apis). E.g. AFAIK some j2ee jars were only available as part of
the RI (or another impl) which was of an incompatible license.
Nowadays we can incorporate Geronimo's JARs for compiling.

Tom

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