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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [Draft] New ASF/JCP Policies
Date Fri, 29 Jun 2007 17:14:46 GMT

On Jun 29, 2007, at 7:06 PM, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:

> On 6/29/07, Jeff Genender <jgenender@apache.org> wrote:
>> 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?  Do other Apache projects that pass TCKs have
>> the same restrictions on licensing as using a JCK?  If so, then we  
>> have
>> a really big problem on our hands...if not, then there is a  
>> difference?
> They are the same in the sense that the spec lead can place whatever
> terms on the TCK that they like pursuant to the terms of the JSPA and
> other agreements.  In the J2SE case (which has a JCK - but from a
> legal perspective, it is much the same as a TCK), Sun - as the spec
> lead - put additional restrictions on the test suite that we believe
> are in conflict with their other agreements with us.  -- justin


It's a TCK.  There's no special carve out in the JSPA for the TCK for  
Java SE.

Java SE is a spec like any other spec.  It has a number, an expert  
group, a spec lead and is governed by the JSPA.

It shouldn't be treated any differently than other TCKs.


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