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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Tomcat 7.0.0 based on Tomcat 7.0.0 RC1
Date Sun, 02 May 2010 10:39:48 GMT
On 01/05/2010 22:08, Kevan Miller wrote:
> On May 1, 2010, at 7:25 AM, Mark Thomas wrote:
>> Thanks for the review. My bad. I saw we are using EPL for the JDT
>> compiler and assumed we'd be fine for this to. I'll see what I can do to
>> work around it or get the license changed.
> No problem. The issue seems to have originated in BCEL...
> David Jencks chased down some of the history...
> On Apr 30, 2010, at 5:40 PM, David Jencks wrote:


>> I'm having some trouble interpreting bcel svn history but I think these were added
in rev 411580 as part of a GSOC project.
> I work for IBM and as IBM seems to be the original copyright holder, maybe can get a
relicensed version of the files contributed. Once we track down the history of the file, will
see what can be done...

I've got a little further. A google code search indicated that the files
may have originated in AspectJ and the the Andy Clements listed in the
header may be the same Andy Clements that now works for
SpringSource/VMWare (as do I). I contacted Andy yesterday and he
confirmed that is indeed the case.

My concern at this point is that the GSoC contribution to BCEL may have
licensing issues. My next steps are going to be:

- Make the Jakarta PMC aware of this. That discussion will start on the
Jakarta dev list.
- Work with Andy to determine if there is an issue and if there is, how
big of an issue there is. That will happen over internal mail at
SpringSource with regular updates to the Jakarta dev list.
- Review Tomcat's use of BCEL to determine what the options are if there
is an issue with BCEL.

Any Tomcat 7 release is on hold until this issue is resolved.


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