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From Sam Ruby <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: [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 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 14:14:29 GMT
On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 8:23 AM, Rick Hillegas <rick.hillegas@oracle.com> wrote:
> The title of this issue does not reflect its urgency. The Derby community
> would like to produce a release containing JDBC 4.1 support. That release is
> on hold pending the resolution of this issue. It would be a great help to
> Derby if this issue could be resolved soon.

I have no concerns, and have said so in the JIRA, but we should wait
at least 72 hours for others who may wish to contribute to this thread
to express any concerns that they may have.

> Thanks,
> -Rick

- Sam Ruby

> On 3/7/11 11:51 AM, Kathey Marsden (JIRA) wrote:
>>
>> Can an Apache release have a dependency on classes that are in OpenJDK 7
>> under GPLv2 with the classpath exception?
>>
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>>                  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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