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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 44517] web-app_2_4.xsd not up-to-date in TC6 servlet-api. jar
Date Sun, 09 Mar 2008 03:39:18 GMT

--- Comment #2 from Darryl Miles <>  2008-03-08 19:39:17 PST ---
What I'm questioning is that I don't think a court of law would consider Apache
Tomcat's shipped XSD to be "derived" from specification, when its clear from a
'diff' that letter for letter, order for order what is shipped is the original
SUN (minus their Copyright notice) which is blatant plagiarism and what
Copyright law seeks to protect.  I guess the Apache legal team either does not
know about this specific case of this or is happy to take the risk (I myself
doubt Sun would put up any fight but its the removal of their Copyright notice
that beef's me off).

Maybe Sun and the JSR/JCP system should have an independent entity for holding
all IP and Copyright on such things to allow for simple copying into projects
such as Apache Tomcat.

Also when you say derived from the specification can you confirm exactly which
specification and JSR erratum includes a textual description (that is not
itself described/explained in the form of the Sun copyrighted XSD/DTD) that
updates the mime-type regex.  i.e. which JSR erratum did you respond to when
updating the XSD ?

Thanks for confirming 6.0.16 has been refreshed.

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