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From Guillaume Rousse <>
Subject Re: Major problem with Sun External Jar : RE: [Tomcat 4.0.2-b2] Java binaries uploaded
Date Thu, 24 Jan 2002 16:53:23 GMT
Ainsi parlait Craig R. McClanahan :
> > Thanks to explain us why ?
> Because that's what the "Redistribution" paragraph of the license that you
> had to click through says you can do and not do.  (See why it's a good
> idea to actually *read* these things?  :-)
AFAK, the part of the Sun Binary License relevant to distribution is (and 
more precisely starts from (b)):

1. License to Distribute. Sun grants you a non-exclusive, 
non-transferable, royalty-free, limited license to (a) use 
the binary form of the Software for the sole purpose of 
designing, developing and testing your JavaTM applets and 
applications intended to run on a compatible Java 
environment (the "Programs"), provided that the Programs 
add significant and primary functionality to the Software, 
and (b) reproduce and distribute the binary form of the 
Software through multiple tiers of distribution provided
that you: (i) distribute the Software complete and 
unmodified; (ii) do not distribute additional software 
intended to supersede any component(s) of the Software;
(iii) do not remove or alter any proprietary 
legends or notices contained in or on the Software; and 
(iv) only distribute the Software pursuant to a license 
agreement that protects Sun's interests consistent with the 
terms contained in this Agreement, and provides that Sun is 
a third party beneficiary to such license agreement. If you
distribute the Software pursuant to this paragraph, you
must include the following statement as part of product
documentation (whether hard copy or electronic), as a 
part of a copyright page or proprietary rights notice 
page, in an "About" box or in any other form reasonably 
designed to make the statement visible to users of the
Software:  "This product includes code licensed from 
RSA Data Security".

I don't see anything concerning separate distribution here. 
There are some minor points where we could be considered violating this 
- we don't ship redudant jars (i)
- we don't ship basic launch scripts (i)
- we replace them by complete ones (ii)

And the non-distributable section only contains package specification, not 
actual code, so i guess it is not concerned here.
Guillaume Rousse <>
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