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From Alan Cabrera <...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject Re: Clarification of TCK policy
Date Tue, 18 Mar 2008 17:45:41 GMT

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.


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