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From "Andreas Beeker (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-264) Fork and distribute JAXB
Date Mon, 18 Jul 2016 07:33:20 GMT

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Andreas Beeker commented on LEGAL-264:
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We intent to fork the JAXB RI itself, because android doesn't allow packages under javax.*

CDDL and EPL are both listed under catagory B, so both seem to be not suitable for a fork.
I have also looked at Moxy, but before putting even more work into it (which is not simply
linking against a different library ...), I'd like to know a way to get an andoid version
legally in.

So if your recommendation is EPL, I will try to adapt Moxy.

If ASF can't fork/host the custom JAXB version, we could fork it externally, but would need
to include the binaries of that fork.


[5] http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#category-b

> Fork and distribute JAXB
> ------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-264
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-264
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Andreas Beeker
>
> We would like (to try) to adapt JAXB ([1],[2]) to replace xmlbeans and to support android
- this would be a substantial part of Apache POI.
> JAXB is dual licensed under GPL v2 and CDDL 1.1 [3]
> The process of adapting JAXB would include repacking a current version and changing the
source [1] - after this modification the new library probably won't be changed until a new
JAXB version appears. 
> So would it be possible to distribute a JAXB fork and link to it from an ASF project?
[4]
> If yes, what would be the process to do so? (e.g. a new incubator project or simply another
POI module? how are new versions handled?)
> [1] http://www.docx4java.org/blog/2012/05/jaxb-can-be-made-to-run-on-android/
> [2] http://apache-poi.1045710.n5.nabble.com/xmlbeans-successor-tt5722870.html
> [3] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-121
> [4] http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2388786/i-cant-distribute-jaxb-closed-code



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