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From "Paul Fremantle" <pzf...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: NMS
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2007 12:31:59 GMT
Unfortunately IBM licenses Sun technology under a different set of
rules, meaning that you cannot be sure that the IBM did not get an
exclusion to the license.

Paul

On 6/1/07, Colin Crist <colincrist@hermesjms.com> wrote:
>
> In case you've not seen this, IBM have long since rendered the JMS API into
> C++, C and C#
> http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/websphere/library/techarticles/0509_philli
> ps/0509_phillips.html
>
> Colin.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Arnaud Simon [mailto:asimon@redhat.com]
> > Sent: 01 June 2007 15:34
> > To: legal-discuss@apache.org; general@incubator.apache.org
> > Cc: users@activemq.apache.org; qpid-dev@incubator.apache.org
> > Subject: NMS
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > We have been thinking about implementing the NMS API as part
> > of the QPID .Net client. However we are concerned about
> > potential legal issues.
> > It seems to me that the NMS API is very similar to the JMS
> > one but the JMS specification specifically licenses the
> > technology "only for Java".
> >
> > This is the relevant license, copied directly from the JMS Spec
> > document:
> >
> > "Subject to the terms and conditions of this license, Sun
> > hereby grants you a fully-paid, non-exclusive,
> > non-transferable, worldwide, limited license (without the
> > right to sublicense) under Sun's intellectual property rights
> > to review the Specification internally solely for the purpose
> > of designing and developing your Java applets and
> > applications intended to run on the Java platform. Other than
> > this limited license, you acquire no right, title or interest
> > in or to the Specification or any other Sun intellectual
> > property. The Specification contains the proprietary
> > information of Sun and may only be used in accordance with
> > the license terms set forth herein. This license will
> > terminate immediately without notice from Sun if you fail to
> > comply with any provision of this license. Upon termination
> > or expiration of this license, you must cease use of or
> > destroy the Specification."
> >
> > Does anybody know if this concern has already been raised?
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Arnaud
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>


-- 
Paul Fremantle
Co-Founder and VP of Technical Sales, WSO2
OASIS WS-RX TC Co-chair

blog: http://pzf.fremantle.org
paul@wso2.com

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