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From Jeanfrancois Arcand <jfarc...@apache.org>
Subject Re: redistribution of sun j2ee xsd's and dtd's
Date Thu, 07 Dec 2006 01:29:40 GMT


Remy Maucherat wrote:
> Kevan Miller wrote:
>> Well, that's certainly the way it <ought> to be, IMO. However, the 
>> xsd's (e.g. 
>> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/tomcat/tc6.0.x/trunk/java/javax/servlet/resources/j2ee_1_4.xsd)

>> are copyrighted by Sun and distribution is explicitly disallowed 
>> without authorization by Sun...
>>
>> None of this is mentioned in your license or notice files, either, 
>> which would be helpful...
>>
>> BTW, I see the Eclipse JDT compiler is included in your distribution. 
>> It's mentioned in your notice, but the license should be included, also.
> 
> I don't know yet (note: these files have always been shipped with 
> Tomcat, so I don't think a resolution is urgent).
> 
> I verified the descriptors exist in the specification documents (in the 
> PDFs) without any Sun copyright comments, so I believe they can legally 
> be distributed with Tomcat under the Apache license without any problem, 
> and the Sun related portion should be removed. I think you should ask on 
> the jcp list at Apache for verification, since they probably know that.

I'm also double checking internally. Should have an answer soom.

-- Jeanfrancois

> 
> Rémy
> 
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