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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: JSR-198 up for final vote
Date Mon, 20 Feb 2006 23:44:00 GMT
It comes as no surprise to me that Day and Oracle have different views 
towards this... :)

Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> On Feb 20, 2006, at 3:09 PM, Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> 
>> http://www.jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=198
>>
>> Currently, I'm going to vote "yes" unless I hear otherwise.  Deadline 
>> is COB tomorrow.  I'll get these to the list earlier in the future.
>>
>> Personally, I think this is a dumb spec.  Eclipse and IDEA aren't 
>> involved (by their own choice).  It's not clear to me what problem 
>> this spec solves.  However, it's optional, and up to the spec 
>> particpants to try and generate market interest.   That said, I can 
>> find no compelling ASF reason to vote against.
> 
> Well, there is this note in the business terms
> 
>  6. Although Oracle will place no restrictions on modifications that
>  may be made by or license terms given to "downstream" licensees,
>  it is Oracle's intention to clarify in the licenses, that under the JSPA,
>  no copyright or patent licenses are granted for any non-compliant
>  implementation made by downstream licensees, whether independent or
>  based on the reference implementation.
> 
> which is a somewhat different attitude than what we took at Day, which
> is that the RI is licensed under the Apache License and the only
> restriction is (as mandated by Sun) on redistribution of the specification
> and its API jar.
> 
> *shrug*
> 
> ....Roy
> 
> 

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