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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [Draft] New ASF/JCP Policies
Date Fri, 29 Jun 2007 17:12:55 GMT

On Jun 29, 2007, at 7:00 PM, Jeff Genender wrote:

> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>> On Jun 27, 2007, at 8:12 PM, Jeff Genender wrote:
>>> I think the issue of JCK vs TCK and our stance is a difficult  
>>> one.  I
>>> would hope we do not cut off our nose to spite our face.  As I
>>> understand it, the JCK is a different testing animal than the TCKs.
>>> They test different things AFAICT.
>> Nope.  It's just a TCK.  it tests a different JSR, but it's just a  
>> TCK.
>> It's conceptually no different than the J2EE TCK.
> Well...ultimately I think thats for Sun to decide.  They call them
> different names and they appear to have a different terms of use, thus
> they are different, no?

No.  They can call them "Fred", but at the end of the day, it's a  
test kit that the JSPA requires a spec lead to deliver upon  
completion of a spec.

> Do other Apache projects that pass TCKs have
> the same restrictions on licensing as using a JCK?

It's just a name "JCK".  The "JCK" is a TCK.  No more, no less.

> If so, then we have
> a really big problem on our hands...if not, then there is a  
> difference?
> Jeff

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