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From Alan Cabrera <...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject Re: Legal issues in re-bundling some binary dependencies
Date Tue, 11 Mar 2008 22:04:06 GMT
Can you provide references to sources that explain the concept of  
CDDL not being "binary license compatible" with ASL for those of us  
who do not have the fortitude to keep up w/ the licensing threads?


Regards,
Alan


On Mar 11, 2008, at 2:09 PM, Guillaume Nodet wrote:

> ServiceMix 4 is being developed based on OSGi.  OSGi require all the
> jars to be "OSGi bundles", which means that they contain some OSGi
> specific entries in the jar manifest.   Lots of our dependencies are
> not already OSGi bundles, so we need to repackage those so that we can
> acutally use them.
> The process is to extract / unzip the jar, modify the manifest and
> repackage it under another name.
> I just found that it may be a problem for jars categorized as "binary
> license compatible" with the ASL: I'm mainly thinking about CDDL for a
> few sun jars that we need, namely jaxb2 spec jar, jaxb2 implementation
> and saaj implementation which are all under CDDL.
> Is my assumption right that such jars can not be modified and
> distributed and that such restrictions does not apply for BSD style,
> public domain, CPL and AL2 ?
>
> -- 
> Cheers,
> Guillaume Nodet
> ------------------------
> Blog: http://gnodet.blogspot.com/
>


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