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From Matthias Wessendorf <>
Subject Re: Mojarra and us...
Date Fri, 15 May 2009 12:33:32 GMT
On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 2:27 PM, Werner Punz <> wrote:
> Matthias Wessendorf schrieb:
>> On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 2:18 PM, Werner Punz <>
>> wrote:
>>> Hello everyone I wanted to start a legal discussion here regarding the
>>> status of Mojarra and our codebase.
>>> As far as I understood it is following.
>>> The mojarra license prevents us from using their code, while they can use
>>> ours, this is fine with me the Apache license is more liberal.
>> +1
>> (OT *and* a side-info: OpenJDK is using Apache Harmony code :-) )
>>> The Mojarra and Apache license however do not prevent that we can have an
>>> occasional look into the mojarra codebase to check things out which
>>> are not 100% clearly defined, so that we are in sync there, or to prevent
>>> external patches being applied which might have mojarra code inside (we
>>> had
>>> that once in the past with comments copy pasted from the spec or mojarra)
>>> Am I right or wrong?
>> not sure on the legal side, but I find it *is* critical to take a look
>> at such a code
>> base.
> This is the question, not looking against the other codebase might introduce
> incompatibilities or errors might be overlooked,
> just like I pointed out in the example before,
> or even worse, external patches could go into the codebase which come
> straight from the mojarra codebase!

isn't the behavior *clear* defined in the spec ?
If so, go the route;
If not, ask the EG on the why ;-)


> As far as I can see the way the bsd and linux guys handle it is that linux
> freely takes BSD code why the BSD guys dont have a problem looking at the
> linux codebase, but they never ever would copy any code from the linux side.
> Werner

Matthias Wessendorf


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