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From Paul Libbrecht <p...@activemath.org>
Subject Re: About third-party software in ASF distributions
Date Wed, 20 Mar 2002 15:36:43 GMT
Hey, hey, that would be new !

(although I heard something similar from Edwin Goel (edwingo@apache.org))

Can someone confirm this somewhere ??
Which version of JAXP is this ??

Paul


On Mercredi, mars 20, 2002, at 03:45 , Shane Curcuru wrote:

> There are a number of people (although not me currently) working on
> this kind of issue.
>
> One comment about JAXP: in my non-lawyerly way, I'm presuming there is
> no issue here.  The xml-commons project is how Xalan (and soon Xerces)
> get their SAX/DOM/JAXP code. The actual source files for the
> javax.xml.parsers and javax.xml.transform packages are checked into the
> xml-commons repository with the Apache license - so I don't see why you
> can't use this implementation just like any other Apache software.  I
> guess I'm not seeing why most people can't just ignore the licensing
> issues with the JAXP specification, and just happily use xml-commons'
> implementation thereof and just use the Apache license.
>
> (Since a Sun engineer checked in the xml-commons/.../javax files and
> has confirmed that they should have the Apache license, I'm pretty sure
> it was not a mistake).
>
> And my other non-lawyerly comments are that SAX is a no brainer, and
> the DOM license seems pretty permissive as long as you're just using it 
> as-is.
>
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>
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