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From Daniel Kulp <daniel.k...@iona.com>
Subject Re: Dependencies and how it's going to affect the release
Date Tue, 07 Nov 2006 13:01:01 GMT
On Tuesday November 07 2006 3:58 am, Robert Greig wrote:
> On 06/11/06, Steve Vinoski <vinoski@iona.com> wrote:
> > +1 to maven, which I've been working on for awhile. So far in doing
> > the maven work I've been surprised by both 1) the number of
> > dependencies, which is much higher than I expected, and 2) the
> > dependencies which aren't really legal. The JMS jar is one.
>
> Here is the redistribution clause from the licence for JMS.jar:
>
> 2. License to Distribute Software.  In addition to
>    the license granted in Section 1 (Software
>    Internal Use and Development License Grant) of
>    these Supplemental Terms, subject to the terms and
>    conditions of this Agreement, including but not
>    limited to Section 3 (Java Technology
>    Restrictions), Sun grants you a non-exclusive,
>    non-transferable, limited license to reproduce and
>    distribute the Software in binary form only,
>    provided that you (i) distribute the Software
>    complete and unmodified and only bundled as part
>    of your Programs, (ii) do not distribute
>    additional software intended to replace any
>    component(s) of the Software, (iii) do not remove
>    or alter any proprietary legends or notices
>    contained in the Software, (iv) only distribute
>    the Software subject to a license agreement that
>    protects Sun's interests consistent with the terms
>    contained in this Agreement, and (v) agree to
>    defend and indemnify Sun and its licensors from
>    and against any damages, costs, liabilities,
>    settlement amounts and/or expenses (including
>    attorneys' fees) incurred in connection with any
>    claim, lawsuit or action by any third party that
>    arises or results from the use or distribution of
>    any and all Programs and/or Software.
>
> Does the Apache licence violate (iv)?
>
> RG

Yes.   That's the Sun BCL license.   Explicitly not allowed:
http://people.apache.org/~cliffs/3party.html



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J. Daniel Kulp
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