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From Onno Kluyt <Onno.Kl...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Clarification of TCK policy
Date Tue, 18 Mar 2008 19:48:34 GMT
That's right. It's self-certify.

To Alan's comment about statistical results, we are indeed not  
interested in that. It is not interesting to developers trying to use  
your software that you are 75, 85 or 98% compatible because that's  
going to be different for everybody. Sun is only interested in  
implementers going all the way and pass the TCK which is why our  
licenses clamp down on what you can say publicly. We want to  
discourage "good enough" scenarios. Having said that, I can see that  
can be informative to be able to inform your developers how much more  
work you still have to do - ie, how much longer do they need to wait.


On Mar 18, 2008, at 10:54 AM, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:

> On Mar 18, 2008, at 1:45 PM, Alan Cabrera wrote:
>> On Mar 18, 2008, at 10:43 AM, Alan Cabrera wrote:
>>> 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.
>> A little more detail.  We can only state that a specific version  
>> passes the TCK after we have notified Sun and they have ACK'd.
> I don't know where that comes from.  We self-certify and then tell  
> Sun afterwards.  There's no requirement to get that ack.
> geir
>> Regards,
>> Alan

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