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From "Brett M. Bergquist" <>
Subject Re: Distribution/Licensing question
Date Wed, 31 Oct 2001 18:22:41 GMT
Jeff, you need to contact Sun in regards to redistributing the Java compiler.  But, you could
go the route that we did and use the
IBM Jikes Java compiler which is freely distributable provided that you show the proper notices
and such.

----- Original Message -----
From: Jeff Corliss <>
To: Tomcat Users List <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 1:14 PM
Subject: Distribution/Licensing question

> Quick newbie question, and if its just a case of RTFM
> (which I have, but maybe I missed it), please feel
> free to say so ...
> I am writing a webapp that includes tag libraries and
> the intent is to sell this to multiple customers, each
> of whom will be designing their own JSPs using those
> tags.  Now, since that means the JSPs will need to be
> compiled by Tomcat at least once at each customer's
> site, does this mean I need to actually distribute not
> only Tomcat but also the JDK (not just the JRE)?  If
> that is the case, does that mean I have to make an
> arrangement with Sun for licensing the redistribution
> of the JDK?
> Many thanks,
> Jeff
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