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From "Miro Walker" <miro.wal...@oyster.com>
Subject RE: Contributing PHP port of JSR 170
Date Fri, 03 Jun 2005 09:50:51 GMT

I'd say we gain quite a bit from having other ports of JSR-170. The idea
of JSR-170 is to provide a common interface to content repositories
irrespective of vendor. If some of these repositories have user bases
that are more PHP-oriented, then a PHP port will encourage uptake.

This will also help propagate the concept of separation of content
repository from content management application - again, surely a good
thing, as it will result in more robust repositories and get people to
focus more on interesting applications.



-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Mehio [mailto:alan_mehio@yahoo.co.uk] 
Sent: 03 June 2005 11:43
To: jackrabbit-dev@incubator.apache.org; david.nuescheler@day.com
Subject: Re: Contributing PHP port of JSR 170

What benefits we again by porting JSR 170 into PHP which is not an OO

David Nuescheler <david.nuescheler@gmail.com> wrote:
> I would agree in general, but IIRC Sun is not happy about JSR's being
> copied to other platforms. In particular, I heard that a JDO vendor
> ported their project to .Net was threatened with a lawsuit and had to
> withdraw. I would recommend that you check the legalities of it before
> doing too much work.

interesting aspect. i think we should certainly look into that.

i think since sun as the spec-lead of jdo is the owner of the
property of the jdo spec they are in a position to do that.

i can assure you that we as the spec-lead of jsr-170 have no 
intention to sue anybody who ports jsr-170 to a different language, 
as a matter of fact we are encouraging it ;)

additionally, since we license the jsr-170 under the apache license some
of the licensing terms should already be taken care of... right?

of course i am not a lawyer so i may be completely wrong here...
maybe some of the more licensing savvy people can help us here.


.ps: if someone would like to contribute a .NET port of jsr-170...
of course subject to the concerns that rickard raised.

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