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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Making a redist of all the javax.* packages
Date Mon, 02 Jan 2006 16:33:58 GMT
Steve Loughran wrote:
> On 1/2/06, Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> wrote:
> 
>>Steve Loughran wrote:
>>
>>>I am fed up with setting up javax.* stuff into local repositories, and
>>>with OSS projects cant even legally host them in our own SCM repos.
>>>
>>>What I can do is redistribute *an application* which contains all the
>>>JARs, and presumably the license files.
>>
>>Indeed you can but the licence for at least some of the javax.*
>>prevents what is being proposed.
>>
>>The servlet licence file just says it can be distributed as part of a
>>program but the javamail licence requires (amongst other things) that:
>>- the program adds significant and primary functionality
>>- the jar file is distributed for the sole purpose of running your program
>>
>>What is being proposed breaches both of these requirements.
> 
> I'd better include a functional app then, hadnt I.
> 
> A redist that includes the javax stuff and uses the m2 ant tasks to
> pull down the other bits of my example webapp will suffice.

Standard IANAL caveat.

A functional app that adds significant functionality will address the
first point but this very discussion is proof that the jar file is not
being distributed for the sole purpose of running the program and
hence we would be in breach of the second requirement.

Mark


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