[JSR348-112] Clarification of obligation to offer TCK and RI licenses "for ever" Created: 19/Sep/11  Updated: 22/Sep/11  Resolved: 19/Sep/11

Status: Closed
Project: jsr348
Component/s: Process Doc
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Bug Priority: Minor
Reporter: pcurran Assignee: pcurran
Resolution: Fixed Votes: 0
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John Rizzo suggests the following changes/clarifications:

1. Allow cancelation of old licenses if there are new laws that prevent the old license from being legal.
2. When a JSR changes hands the new ML must present a license with comparable terms to the existing license.

Comment by pcurran [ 19/Sep/11 ]

The second paragraph of 1.1.3 Changes to licensing terms now reads:

For as long as a JSR is licensed and while it is legally possible to do so the Spec Lead Member must offer the RI and TCK licenses that were published at the time of Final Release, with the exception that reasonable increases in price are permitted. At subsequent Maintenance Releases alternate RI or TCK licenses may also be offered so long as all changes are disclosed, but licensees must be free to choose the original terms if they wish. For example, existing licensees who do not wish to accept a modified license when required to adopt a newer TCK shall have the option to license the updated TCK under the previous terms. If a JSR changes hands the new Maintenance Lead Member must present a license with terms comparable to the existing license.

Comment by pcurran [ 22/Sep/11 ]

Closed, as agreed at the September 21 Working Group meeting.

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