1. jsr358
  2. JSR358-20

Access to RI/TCK needs to be explicitly granted to EG and community participating in JSR review


    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Reopened
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Component/s: Transparency
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      This issue was first raised during the websocket jsr review as: http://java.net/jira/browse/WEBSOCKET_SPEC-2

      Not withstanding the current claim that Section 4B of the JSPA 2 allows an "evaluation license to members of the EC", the wording of Section 4B does not explicitly name the Executive Committee:
      B. Grants to Other Expert Group Members. You hereby grant to Member represented on any
Expert Group on which You are also represented under Your applicable patents, copyrights and trade secret
rights which You currently have or may acquire in the future a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free,
fully paid-up, irrevocable license to use Your Contributions for research and development purposes
related to the activities of such Expert Group. Similarly, Oracle makes the same grant to You with respect to its
Contributions concerning Expert Groups on which You are represented. These grants, from You to other
Members and from Oracle to You, shall not include distribution to third parties of early access implementations
of the Spec under development by Your Expert Group until the draft Spec has been released for Public

      This needs to be spelled out explicitly.

      Further, in the interest of transparency, JCP members should be able to provide input on the validity of RIs and TCKs without the burden of having to become licensees of the technology.



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