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From shane_curc...@us.ibm.com
Subject Re: [xmlbeans-dev] RE: licenses for jaxb-api.jar and jax-qname.jar...?
Date Sat, 27 Sep 2003 15:28:40 GMT
Sorry for the cross-post, but this issue may come up very shortly in 
xml-land; perhaps one of the best places for the common XML-oriented API's 
is in xml-commons?  (Note: xml-commons discussion is more for the future 
and tangential to any existing IP questions; please feel free to resolve 
legal questions first!)

Note that Xalan (and perhaps other projects) will want to use at least the 
new QName classes in their builds as well, and xml-commons would be a good 
place to store them.  In the past, we'd worked directly with some of the 
Xalan committers at Sun to get previews of these classes, although I don't 
remember if we ever crossed the i's and dotted the t's of legalities of 
these files.

Note that my preference would be to check in the .java sources of these 
files into xml-commons, and have our own build process as we already do 
with DOM, SAX, and JAXP (which Sun has defacto OK'd in the past, since 
many of their engineers have collaborated on the JAXP sources with other 
committers; note the JAXP sources are under the Apache license).

- Shane
---- "David Bau" <david.bau@bea.com> ----
I suspect the right alias is infrastructure@...

Infrastructure folks: we have an IP safety issue with two API JARs from 
that were included with the original xmlbeans contribution (jaxb-api.jar 
jax-qname.jar).  We're still climbing the learning curve on how to deal 
API JARs like that, and to be safe, as soon as the issue was brought up, 
removed those two JARs and dependencies on those JARs from the project. 
or may not have been necessary, but certainly it's on the safe side.

To complete the purge, we need to ask for them to be physically removed 
the attic in CVS too.  Can somebody help?  The original location of the 


Thanks for any help,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eric Vasilik" <ericvas@bea.com>

I have added javax.xml.namespace.QName into the xmlpublic source 
David has removed our use of the jaxb interfaces.

PMC: please purge any references to jaxb-api.jar or jax-qname.jar from

- Eric

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Vasilik
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 5:38 PM
To: xmlbeans-dev@xml.apache.org
Subject: RE: licenses for jaxb-api.jar and jax-qname.jar...?

I'll see if I can deal with these.  It looks like I can get QName from
ws-axis.  Where would one be able to get the jaxb api?

- Eric

-----Original Message-----
From: robert burrell donkin [mailto:rdonkin@apache.org]
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 5:15 PM
To: xmlbeans-dev@xml.apache.org
Subject: licenses for jaxb-api.jar and jax-qname.jar...?

v1/external/lib contains two jar's which (at first appearance) may come
from sun. it's very important that all jar's which go into ASF
repositories are of known provenance and which have licenses which allow
redistribution. (the ASF repositories are public.)

can someone check where these jar's came from and what conditions they are
licensed under?

if they cannot be redistributed then they *must* be removed from the
repository ASAP. (and the pmc must be informed so that infrastructure can
take any necessary steps required to purge the jars from the attik). if
this is the case then the good news is that i'm think that web services
have some clean room implementations of these APIs so it may just be a
case of replacing sun jar's with ASF ones.

- robert

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