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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: Upcoming JCP EC Meeting
Date Thu, 16 Aug 2007 03:58:38 GMT

On Aug 15, 2007, at 9:50 PM, Craig L Russell wrote:

>
> On Aug 15, 2007, at 4:12 AM, Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:
>
>> On 8/15/07, Davanum Srinivas <davanum@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> "EC's understanding of the requirements of the JSPA" <== Is JSPA
>>> ambiguous? can there be two or more ways to interpret what's in the
>>> JSPA?
>>
>> it's a contract. until the courts settle the terms, it's definitely
>> subject to interpretation.
>>
>> the JCP needs an arbitration system so that disputes over
>> interpretation of the terms can be settled
>
> It does seem strange that the only recourse in case of a dispute  
> among members of the JCP is to go to court.

That is one thing that this dispute shows, since the JCP is just a  
set of contracts with Sun.  The only relationship between any other  
member combination is *through* Sun.  While a set of rules or  
contract terms in which the parties agree to arbitration for some  
class of disputes could be engineered into the JSPA, that part of the  
JSPA could be just as easily ignored as, say, section 5.B.

geir


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