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From "Kathey Marsden (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (LEGAL-89) Can an Apache release have a dependency on classes that are in OpenJDK 7 under GPLv2 with the classpath exception?
Date Mon, 07 Mar 2011 19:51:59 GMT
Can an Apache release have a dependency on classes that are in OpenJDK 7 under GPLv2 with the
classpath exception?
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                 Key: LEGAL-89
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-89
             Project: Legal Discuss
          Issue Type: Question
            Reporter: Kathey Marsden


The Derby community is  getting ready to cut a release candidate for our 10.8
release which includes  implementations of JDBC 4.1 methods generally described
in the document  JDBC-4.1_Changes.html attached to DERBY-4869.

The full specification as I  understand it is in the form of javadoc API
checked into OpenJDK 7 codeline.  The licensing for  OpenJDK is outlined here:
http://openjdk.java.net/legal/. 

Contrary to previous  JDBC spec releases, there does not seem to be a separate generally available
pdf  describing the changes.  The changes are outlined within the source code in  javadoc
as part of JSR336 Java SE 7 with spec license terms are outlined  in section 2.1.18 at http://www.jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=336.
Note Derby as implementing a JDBC driver is not implementing a JSR, only referencing one.

The  Derby code changes associated with DERBY-4869 were contributed by an Oracle  employee
and Derby committer and PMC member Rick Hillegas  and all have the  grant Apache ASL v2 box
marked.     Knut Anders Hatlen (also from  Oracle) looked at the classes in the java.sql and
java.sqlx Classes   and verified that they all are GPL2 with the classpath exception. Is 
there reason for legal concern, license, patent or other with releasing
Derby  10.8 with JDBC 4.1? 


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