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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LEGAL-50) Day spec license with addendum
Date Sat, 19 Dec 2009 07:35:18 GMT

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Henri Yandell commented on LEGAL-50:
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Not a huge fan of JSR spec licenses, but I'm happy to consider this license as fine for the
JCR API jar - "jcr-1.0.jar".

Suggested action item is to add this as a specific item to resolved.html.

> Day spec license with addendum
> ------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-50
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-50
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Jukka Zitting
>
> The JCR API jar file is available under the terms of the Day spec license [1] and the
addendum [2]. The essential part of the addendum says:
>     In addition to the permissions granted under the Specification
>     License, Day Management AG hereby grants to You a perpetual,
>     worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable
>     license to reproduce, publicly display, publicly perform,
>     sublicense, and distribute unmodified copies of the Content
>     Repository for Java Technology API (JCR 1.0) Java Archive (JAR)
>     file ("jcr-1.0.jar") and to make, have made, use, offer to sell,
>     sell, import, and otherwise transfer said file on its own or
>     as part of a larger work that makes use of the JCR API.
> This is pretty much similar to the LEGAL-36 case where broad rights are given to redistribute
*unmodified* versions of the file. The consensus seems to be that such dependencies are OK
and can be embedded in binaries, but that such unmodifiable files should not be kept in our
svn.
> [1] http://www.day.com/maven/jsr170/licenses/day-spec-license.htm
> [2] http://www.day.com/maven/jsr170/jars/LICENSE.txt

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