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From Mike Pogue <mpo...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Proposal to checkin jaxp.jar
Date Tue, 25 Apr 2000 15:39:23 GMT
Ummmm, I vote -1.  The JAXP code was specifically taken *out* of the license-in 
agreement with Sun, because we couldn't get Sun to say that it was OK to 
redistribute it, without being bound by the JAXP spec license (which has some nasty 
parts).  So, rather than hold up everything, we agreed to pull JAXP out of the
license-in agreement, and work on it separately (which Duncan is doing).

Correct me if I'm wrong on this, but this proposal (below) does not actually resolve 
the JAXP spec license issues, and we don't end up with anything more than we have 
with Pier's existing implementation (which already implements JAXP).  I don't
think we need TWO ambiguous JAXP implementations in the source code base (one
ambiguous one is too many already! :-)

Alternately, could you provide a pointer to the JAXP RI license (is it different 
from the current JAXP spec license?), so we can check to see whether it's
different?  If it allows for unlimited redistribution (with no prohibition
on subsetting/supersetting), then it's a different license, (one that's more
compatible with open source) and we should take a closer look at it!


Rajiv Mordani wrote:
> Hi All,
>         Till the spec license issue is solved I propose that we checkin
> the jaxp.jar from the JAXP RI and use that. According to the license of
> JAXP RI you can redistribute jaxp.jar (which btw just has the 6 classes
> defined by JAXP and not the full parser. The parser is in a separate jar
> file) and check it in and use Pier's implementation and integrate it into
> the build process. This way people have access to JAXP in xerces. Once all
> the licensing issues are solved we can revert to Pier's implementation of
> the javax classes. Can we have a round of +1s for this.
> - Rajiv
> --
> :wq
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