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From "A. Rothman" <amic...@amichais.net>
Subject Re: [VOTE] - POI TNEF contribution (Mail format)
Date Fri, 27 Jun 2003 14:40:19 GMT
I'm not fluent in legalese....any idea if it can coexist with ASF ?
http://java.sun.com/products/javamail/LICENSE.txt

What exactly do u mean by making it optional? I suppose it already is - it's
a separate package, and is not necessary in order to process any TNEF
message. is this enough? I actually don't mind dropping it altogether if
there's a problem, but it will save some duplicate code for JavaMail users
for extracting the TNEF out of the MimeMessage etc. Or maybe we can just
leave it as sample usage code in the docs.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrew C. Oliver" <acoliver@apache.org>
To: "POI Developers List" <poi-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 3:18 PM
Subject: Re: [VOTE] - POI TNEF contribution (Mail format)


> On 6/27/03 10:04 AM, "A. Rothman" <amichai@amichais.net> wrote:
>
> > The main package is dependant on the JDK alone.
> >
> > The mime subpackage uses Sun's JavaMail. This is more of an experiment
to
> > see how it might fit in comfortably with JavaMail, and I'm hoping to see
> > some input as to if and where this extension should go.
> >
>
> IIRC, Javamail has an evil license...  Make it optional.
>
> > About the 4 month issue, and as I tried explaining a few mails ago,
there is
> > an issue of how much work is left to be done...unlike HSSF, whose specs
look
> > like they will keep on changing and shifting to new records and bytes
and
> > bits ad infinitum, the TNEF format seems to remain constant. So what
happens
> > if after some initial work/bugfixes/API changes/tests it settles down to
a
> > stable release and is happily used by developers but no special
enhancements
> > are needed? This is most probably just wishful thinking :) but perhaps
> > should be considered before tearing it down after a while...just a
thought.
> >
> > Amichai
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Andrew C. Oliver" <acoliver@apache.org>
> > To: "POI Developers List" <poi-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> > Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 2:02 PM
> > Subject: [VOTE] - POI TNEF contribution (Mail format)
> >
> >
> >> Hi All,
> >>
> >> Please signify your vote for accepting TNEF into POI.  (M$ mail format
> >> reader).  The code should be accepted under the following conditions:
> >>
> >> 1. All code is legal and free of unacceptable restriction (I'll go do
some
> >> footwork, please help with this)
> >>
> >> 2. GPL license is changed to ASL
> >>
> >> 3. No illegal dependencies (via ASF policy)
> >>
> >> 4. contributor agreement for Mr. Rothman is faxed in
> >>
> >> 5. The code will be automatically backed out if there is no active
> > committer
> >> within a 4 month period.
> >>
> >> 6. The code must conform to, be made to conform to POI coding
conventions
> >> including unit tests within a period of 6 months or it will be
considered
> >> inactive and be backed out.
> >>
> >> Sorry for being so legalistic, just we're in the hot seat being a
project
> >> which is more or less against M$'s interests.  Secondly, we want to
ensure
> >> we keep our reputation for quality.
> >>
> >> -Andy
> >>
> >> PS vote ends Sunday 8:00a EDT (12:00p GMT)
> >> -- 
> >> Andrew C. Oliver
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