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From Randy Layman <>
Subject RE: legal issue???
Date Wed, 14 Feb 2001 12:41:44 GMT

	There are several possibilities - mainly depending upon your
relation to your users.  

	If your a consulting company and are really an agent of your users
and can accept terms of licenses for them (this is generally in the contract
of work between the two companies, implied in some states of US), then you
should have no problems installing the JDK for them.

	If you're reselling a product, which makes you no longer an agent of
the users, or you are not able to make binding agreements for the users then
you have (I believe) two options.  First, you can use jspc to translaste the
jsp into java and then compile.  Second is the Jikes compiler.  I don't know
anything about its licensing, but you might want to check it out over at

	All of this comes with the cavaet: I'm not a lawyer, just someone
going through the same process as you are.


-----Original Message-----
From: Samson, Lyndon [IT] []
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 6:52 AM
To: ''
Subject: RE: legal issue???

This came up before with the subject tools.jar. I think the response was
basically to use jspc to precompile your JSP source.

-----Original Message-----
From: Philip Halsey []
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 10:17 AM
To: ''
Subject: legal issue???


I have been using tomcat for a while now developing an intranet front end to
a database system....

We are now at the point where we are think about how we are to deploy it on
user sites and so are doing research on what the best JSP/Servlet server
engine to use.
As we have been developing on tomcat we would prefer to use it...
I am really not sure about the legal issues of doing this with tomcat,
especially to do with customers requiring the JDK to compile the JSP files.

I have tried to find information about this on the web site but have failed.

I would be very grateful for an advise received.



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