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From Jean-Christophe Kautzmann <jkaut...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: jcr-1.0 jar Day Spec License
Date Wed, 26 Oct 2011 06:58:45 GMT

On 10/25/11 12:47 AM, Jukka Zitting wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 8:13 PM, Ryan Hochstetler
> <ryan.hochstetler@jetisre.com>  wrote:
>> That's the version we have.  It doesn't include (that I can tell) the
>> more liberal addendum that the JCR 2.0 API is licensed under (
>> http://www.day.com/content/dam/day/downloads/jsr283/LICENSE.txt ).
>> Legal seem fixated on Clause #1 of the jcr-1.0.jar LICENSE.txt, and are
>> questioning our rights to field a 1.x version of Jackrabbit.
> I filed an internal issue to have the Day/Adobe web team restore the
> missing license file.
The licence file is now again available at:


> Meanwhile I've included a copy of the JCR 1.0
> spec license addendum. See also
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-50 for Apache discussion
> about this.
>> I'm sorry to be a pain, but what am I missing?  Are they just misreading
>> Clause #2? I do realize the absurdity of asking you for legal advice here.
>> At this point, it's either ask the community for a solution, or
>> backport Jackrabbit 2.0 into this release.
> As you note, it's better to listen to your lawyers than a bunch of
> laymen on a mailing list. :-)
> Note that Jackrabbit 1.x has just recently reached end of life status
> (see http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html#Downloads-v16). I
> would encourage you to upgrade to 2.x, since we don't plan to release
> any more bug fixes or other enhancements to Jackrabbit 1.x.
> BR,
> Jukka Zitting
> =====
>      In addition to the permissions granted under the Specification
>      License, Day Management AG hereby grants to You a perpetual,
>      worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable
>      license to reproduce, publicly display, publicly perform,
>      sublicense, and distribute unmodified copies of the Content
>      Repository for Java Technology API (JCR 1.0) Java Archive (JAR)
>      file ("jcr-1.0.jar") and to make, have made, use, offer to sell,
>      sell, import, and otherwise transfer said file on its own or
>      as part of a larger work that makes use of the JCR API.
>      With respect to any patent claims covered by this license
>      that would be infringed by all technically feasible implementations
>      of the Specification, such license is conditioned upon your
>      offering on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms,
>      to any party seeking it from You, a perpetual, non-exclusive,
>      non-transferable, worldwide license under Your patent rights
>      that are or would be infringed by all technically feasible
>      implementations of the Specification to develop, distribute
>      and use a Compliant Implementation.

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