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From Gilles Scokart <>
Subject JAI and NetRexx in fetch.xml (Was: Ant source structure and ant*.jar build products)
Date Wed, 19 May 2010 18:27:22 GMT
For JAI, note that the maven distribution is just the pom, with an url that
that should be used manually.

For NetREXX, there is :

4. make copies of the original file you downloaded and distribute
          it, provided that you transfer a copy of this license to the
          other party. The other party agrees to these terms by its
          first use of the Program.

So I guess the fetch.xml should also download the license, and should inform
the user.

There is also :

You are responsible for the payment of any taxes resulting from
       this license.

I'm not sure if the You would be the end user or the ASF.

Gilles Scokart

On 17 May 2010 22:49, Bruce Atherton <> wrote:

> On 16/05/2010 9:35 PM, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>> If you wanted to merge ant.jar with ant-nodeps.jar (which would be fine
>> with me) we should probably move all tasks included from optional to
>> core inside the manual as well since the distinction would make even
>> less sense after that.
> +1. Then the only distinction would be the package they live in.
>>  or move the corresponding tasks to an antlib if nonfree JARs are
>>> involved.
>> Even though I like the idea, I'm afraid we won't manage to split out
>> Antlibs that stood any chance of getting three +1s when it comes to a
>> release.  We've tried so for VSS and some other of the SCM tasks and
>> failed.  I doubt we'd be able to manage a JAI or NetREXX Antlib.
> I think that JAI and NetREXX are different in that people can freely get
> access to them. The problem with the SCM tasks is that they require
> commercial software that we don't have access to. No one is going to feel
> comfortable voting +1 for a move like that if they can't support it. I'll
> talk about the tasks for commercial products in a separate email.
> BTW, I have access to VSS now, so you can count on me for a +1 if there is
> another vote to move it to an Antlib.
> Also BTW, why aren't NetREXX and JAI available through fetch.xml? JAI
> appears to be available through maven now[1]. There is an ftp-able file on
> IBM for NetREXX[2], and I see nothing in the license[3] to suggest that
> downloading it directly would be a problem. We would just need to modify
> fetch.xml to get it directly. If there are no objections I'll volunteer to
> make that change.
> [1],
> [2]
> [3]
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