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From "Sam Ruby" <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: [Fwd: Please review Oracle's proposed revised JSR301 draft license]
Date Tue, 18 Nov 2008 19:05:56 GMT
On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 6:05 AM, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
> Dear Legal Discuss,
> For general review is the result of a combined effort between various
> parties to correct a JSR's spec license relevant to the MyFaces PMC.
> The original issue was that an old boiler-plate JSR spec license was used
> that contained limits on field of use of the implementation of the spec.  In
> particular, see the strikethrough in section 1.
> Once notified of the problem, Oracle corrected the license, included below.
>  From my POV, I believe that the license no longer contains the FOU
> limitation, and is similar to licenses we've implemented under before.
> I would appreciate other sets of eyes to review as well.
> Thanks
> geir

[snip]

> 2.Distribute implementations of the Specification to third parties for their
> testing and evaluation use, provided that any such implementation:
[snip]
> (iii) includes the following notice:
> "This is an implementation of an early draft specification the JSR 301
> public review draft specification developed under the Java Community Process
> (JCP) and is made available for testing and evaluation purposes only. This
> implementation may not fully conform to this specification.  This
> implementation may differ from the final specification.  The code is not
> compatible with any specification of the JCP."

As long as the expectation is that the license associated with the
final release does not have that clause, I see no issue with the
license.

- Sam Ruby

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