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From "Janet Campbell" <>
Subject RE: Field of use constraint on OSOA license?
Date Thu, 20 Dec 2007 20:50:28 GMT
We have been in touch with the OSOA folks and the license restriction
referred to below has now been removed.

Janet Campbell
Legal Counsel & Manager, Intellectual Property
Eclipse Foundation Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Oisin Hurley [] 
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 9:09 AM
Cc: Legal Discuss
Subject: Re: Field of use constraint on OSOA license?

> This is the point that concerns me. As I read it, users are only  
> permitted to "copy, make derivative works of, and distribute" these  
> items "as part of a compliant implementation." FoU may be the wrong  
> term, but that clause is imposing restrictions on users that go  
> beyond the Apache License as they are constrained to a "compliant  
> implementation".

We use these files in the Eclipse SOA Tools Project, and we are
certainly not building any type of SCA implementation -- merely a
brightly colored editor to visualize SCA Assemblies. So, FWIW,
these files have made it through the Eclipse Legal process...

  best regards

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