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From Alan Cabrera <...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject Re: Clarification of TCK policy
Date Tue, 18 Mar 2008 17:43:16 GMT

On Mar 18, 2008, at 9:12 AM, Craig L Russell wrote:

> I'd like to get a bit more clarity as to acceptable use of TCK in  
> Apache projects. The latest official word, from http://www.apache.org/jcp/ 
> :
> <official-word>
> Projects must keep the official TCK materials confidential. Use your  
> best judgement. For the elimination of doubt, public discussion  
> about using the TCK, bugs found while using the TCK, and any project- 
> created frameworks or assisting software or documentation that do  
> not reveal the official confidential TCK material is acceptable.
> </official-word>
> My best judgement says any of the below is subject to the TCK NDA  
> (as strictly interpreted by others in the past) but the information  
> is extremely useful to help project members who have not signed the  
> NDA.
> Here are some specific questions that have come up before:
> 1. Can a project publicly post statistical results of a TCK run?  
> e.g.     [java] Total tests run: 1593. Failures: 0, Errors: 5.

I can speak about the J2EE TCK.  We are not allowed to publish  
statistical results of a TCK run.  We cannot publish the progress of a  
specific version with regards to its passing the TCK.  We can only  
state wether a specific version passes the TCK or not.

> 2. Can a project publicly post the names of the tests that failed?  
> e.g.
>    [java] RUN Jdoconfig.testGetPMFEmptyStringOverrides	   ERROR
>    [java] RUN Jdoconfig.testGetPMFNullOverrides	   ERROR
>    [java] RUN Jdoconfig.testGetPMFStringSpaceOverrides	   ERROR
>    [java] RUN Jdoconfig.testGetPMFNamedOverrides	   ERROR
>    [java] RUN Jdoconfig.testGetPMFNamedSpacesOverrides	   ERROR

We cannot publicly post the names of the tests since these names are  

> 3. Can a project publicly post the exception that caused the  
> failure? e.g. [java] 5)  
> testGetPMFNamedSpacesOverrides 
> (org 
> .apache 
> .jdo 
> .tck 
> .api 
> .persistencemanagerfactory 
> .config.Jdoconfig)javax.jdo.JDOFatalInternalException: Unexpected  
> exception caught.


> 3. Can a project publicly post the full stack trace for a failure?  
> e.g. [1]


> 4. Can a project publicly post a source snippet of the failure? e.g.  
> [2]



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