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RE: [wtp-pmc] FW: Clarifying Java EE DTD/Schema licenses

I think I can answer that question with a small hope of getting it right.
I believe that the answer is no, that file in org.equinox.servlet.api has not yet been reviewed and approved. The reason I believe this to be true is that as I recall, the equinox.servlet stuff is still an incubator and has not yet undergone the release review process.
I've added Adrian Cho to the thread in the hope that he may be able to confirm my often faulty memory.

From: wtp-pmc-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:wtp-pmc-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lawrence Mandel
Sent: May 11, 2006 2:46 PM
To: WTP PMC communications (including coordination, announcements, and Group discussions)
Cc: WTP PMC communications (including coordination, announcements, and Group discussions); Janet Campbell; wtp-pmc-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [wtp-pmc] FW: Clarifying Java EE DTD/Schema licenses

Just so I can beat this to death, Eclipse is already redistributing web-app_2_3.dtd [1] from [2] in the org.eclipse.equinox.servlet.api plug-in [3]. This file looks to have a very similar license to the J2EE schemas and contains the same license as the rest of the J2EE 2.3 DTDs. Was this file reviewed and approved? If so, can we bundle the rest of the DTDs from [2] that contain the same license?



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05/11/2006 02:19 PM

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[wtp-pmc] FW: Clarifying Java EE DTD/Schema licenses

Sounds like the death knell for redistribution of the J2EE DTDs/Schemas.
If I learn anything else, I'll let you know, but for now WTP will have
to assume no redist.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Shannon [mailto:bill.shannon@xxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 11:19 AM
To: Tim Wagner
Cc: graham.hamilton@xxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Clarifying Java EE DTD/Schema licenses

Tim Wagner wrote:
> Wondering if either of you gents can help me out on this question: The

> 1.3/1.4/5.0 schemas and DTDs at
> contain the language "No part of this document may be reproduced in
> form by any means without prior written authorization of Sun and its
> licensors, if any."
> but the page on which they occur says, "Unless otherwise licensed,
> in all technical manuals herein (including articles, FAQs, samples) is

> provided under this License
> <>." [reproduced

> below]
> I'm trying to determine which language applies to these files. Many

Ultimately this is a question for lawyers, and IANAL.

My belief is that the copyright/license information in the individual
files overrides the general information at the bottom of the page.

Still, these files are available to you as a Java EE licensee under the
terms of your license, so the license here may not be relevant to you.

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