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From Geir Magnusson Jr <>
Subject Re: Specifications as (part of) ASF projects
Date Mon, 14 Aug 2006 01:41:07 GMT

Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>> Noel J. Bergman wrote:
>>> Wait ... why can't a specification be a releasable, just like a
>>> codebase?  The only issue, as I see it, would be enforcement of
>>> compliance.  And Roy even put forward a proposed license amendment
>>> for such things.
>> Which license amendment?  The license amendment that I'm thinking of was
>> specific to JCP TCKs and how derivative works of a TCK can't be used for
>> compatibility - it had nothing to do w/ enforcement of compliance with a
>> spec.
<grrr mail client changed?>

> The JSR licemse, not the TCK license.  

I don't remember a JSR license.  I remember an addendum for an RI, and
an addendum for a TCK.

> Not that it can't be modified,
> but what else would you call the clauses forbidding the use of the
> trademark names, references to the specification, and restricted 
> name space unless the code passed the TCK?

Dunno, but different than enforced compliance.


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