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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: 10.2 licensing issue...
Date Tue, 12 Sep 2006 13:51:12 GMT

Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:

>I read Rick's note on the 10.2 licensing issue in an archive because of
>strange move to the user list, so sorry for the weird quoting :
>He said :
>"I must report today that the restrictions imposed by the beta JDK
>license have not been lifted.
>As you know, the JDK 6 beta license requires a disclaimer that bars the
>use of the code for any productive use....
>...For this reason, we, the Derby community must change our
>plan to ship imminently an official release of Derby that includes JDBC4."
>Let me start with a question :
>Why?  Is this all about having a set of API jars to compile against, or
>is it something more?
Hi Geir,

In a nutshell, yes. We can use the compiler from JDK 5 without any 
licensing restrictions--for our purposes it's just as good as the JDK 6 
compiler. However, a restrictive beta license covers the apis in the JDK 
6 jars.



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