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From Stephen Connolly <stephen.alan.conno...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: JSR-305 anntations
Date Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:44:02 GMT
On 1 December 2016 at 13:38, Sean Owen <srowen@apache.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 2:33 PM Stephen Connolly <
> stephen.alan.connolly@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Well the question is really this. The Apache Foundation is supposed to
>> provide software for the public good and make that software available, does
>> including the jsr305.jar files constitute a restriction of the goals of the
>> foundation?
>>
>>
> The JAR in question is Apache-licensed, so it's no different than any
> other Apache software. The restriction -- if it exists -- comes from a
> third party, and decision to include particular third-party software, not
> ASF software. There are probably a bunch of such conflicts out there that
> we can't do anything about.
>
> I understand that if it were technically Not Our Problem but happened to
> significantly hamper use of Apache software in practice for a large group
> of people, it would be something to try to do something about. However this
> arises at best when choosing to redistribute the whole Oracle JDK, which
> hardly seems like common usage. IMHO.
>

JRE not JDK... and there are a bootload of docker images out there that are
redistributing the Oracle JRE (perhaps without even knowing)... and let's
not start on the fun of windows installers or VM images

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