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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <craig...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Distribution of jar files illegally?
Date Fri, 07 Feb 2003 06:52:57 GMT


On Fri, 7 Feb 2003 dion@multitask.com.au wrote:

> Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 17:44:36 +1100
> From: dion@multitask.com.au
> To: Craig R. McClanahan <craigmcc@apache.org>
> Cc: Jakarta Project Management Committee List <pmc@jakarta.apache.org>,
>      james-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Distribution of jar files illegally?
>
> "Craig R. McClanahan" <craigmcc@apache.org> wrote on 07/02/2003 03:42:36
> PM:
> > On Fri, 7 Feb 2003 dion@multitask.com.au wrote:
> > > James currently includes JavaMail, Activation, dns-java and Junit
> > > non-Apache-jars without licenses in CVS.
> > >
> >
> > JavaMail, JAF, and other similar JAR files downloaded from the
> > java.sun.com web site have license agreements associated with them.  In
> > the case of these JARs, the license agreement allowes you to include
> them
> > in a product, but not make them available separately.  Thus, it's fine
> for
> > James to include these two JARs, just as it is fine for Tomcat to do so.
> >
> > The problem comes when you put a JAR file, on its own, into your own CVS
> > repository (because it's then available separately to anywone with CVS
> > access), or in a repository for automatic download such as that enabled
> > by Maven.  The *latter* scenario is the issue, not the former.
>
> Yep, so  James including these jars in CVS *is* the latter scenario,
> right?
>

If they are in the jakarta-james CVS repository, yes.

If they are included in a jakarta-james binary distribution, no.

> Or am I misreading your last paragraph. Note that the jars are available
> via 'cvs checkout' of James. It's not a distribution we're talking about.

Yep ... that is a problem.

> --
> dIon Gillard, Multitask Consulting
> Blog:      http://www.freeroller.net/page/dion/Weblog
> Work:      http://www.multitask.com.au
>
>
>
>

Craig


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