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From Dion Gillard <dion.gill...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Making a redist of all the javax.* packages
Date Mon, 02 Jan 2006 11:27:56 GMT
Or they could be packaged with a special build of maven, which sets up
the seed repo with the known Sun jars.

On 1/1/06, Niclas Hedhman <niclas@hedhman.org> wrote:
> 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
> stated.
>
> 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)
>
>
> Cheers
> Niclas
>


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