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From Niclas Hedhman <nic...@hedhman.org>
Subject Re: Making a redist of all the javax.* packages
Date Sun, 01 Jan 2006 05:39:18 GMT
On Saturday 31 December 2005 04:20, Steve Loughran wrote:
> On 12/30/05, Carlos Sanchez <carlos@apache.org> wrote:
> > I'm not a lawyer but that sounds like redistribution anyway which
> > would violate the license.
> > I think we'll have a good solution when we have the maven feature that
> > allows you to use different implementations, like geronimo open
> > source, easily. It's in the maven 2.1 design docs
> Applications are allowed to redist things; I just pulled in hibernate
> 3.1, it came with jta.jar and ejb.jar. What we cannot do is serve
> things up on web sites.

FWIW, Avalon circumvented the re-distribution in a similar manner. It had an 
"application" which the build system would download and extract the jars 
from, if not found in the local cache. And considering that the entire ASF 
Board was watching the situation i Avalon for a very long time and that none 
ever questioned the practice, I assume it is "Ok" at least until otherwise 

Possibly, you could also host the files in a country where the re-distribution 
limitations are not enforcable. Or maybe we should make Maven et al work with 
Torrents, and we collectively seeds it. :o)


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