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
I've added Adrian Cho to the thread in the hope that he
may be able to confirm my often faulty memory.
Just so I can beat this to death,
Eclipse is already redistributing web-app_2_3.dtd  from  in the
org.eclipse.equinox.servlet.api plug-in . 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  that contain the same license?
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Sounds like the death knell for redistribution of the J2EE
If I learn anything else, I'll let you know, but for now WTP
to assume no redist.
Bill Shannon [mailto:bill.shannon@xxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006
To: Tim Wagner
Clarifying Java EE DTD/Schema licenses
Tim Wagner wrote:
Wondering if either of you gents can help me out on this question:
> 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
trying to determine which language applies to these files.
Ultimately this is a question for lawyers, and
My belief is that the copyright/license information in the
files overrides the general information at the bottom of the
Still, these files are available to you as a Java EE licensee
terms of your license, so the license here may not be relevant to