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From David kerber <>
Subject Re: Legal Risk of Using Tomcat
Date Fri, 07 Sep 2007 18:29:02 GMT
Christopher Schultz wrote:
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> David,
> David kerber wrote:
>> If my guess is correct, then I
>> seriously doubt there's anything to worry about there, because Tomcat
>> has been written as open source from the beginning, and nobody has ever
>> claimed patent rights over it.
> Well, it started out as Apache JServ, which came from Sun's original
> reference implementation. At this point, I'm pretty sure there's neither
> JServ code nor Sun code left in Tomcat.
> Besides, if the application is written properly, you can always switch
> vendors relatively easily, right? Tomcat is one of the easiest vendors
> to switch away /from/ since there's not much in the way of crazy add-on
Good, point.

> services. Just imagine trying to leave BEA or Oracle when they've got
> their classes all up in your business. :(
> - -chris

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