On 28/02/2012, at 15:49, Werner Keil wrote:
As I understand, the TCK licenses is charged by the spec lead, and what the JCP requires is a RAND clause, although as it has been said many times, RAND does discriminates agains open source projects...
In any case, the way this was solved was that Sun had an agreement that all TCK licenses would be offered for free for open source projects (actually, the deal was that there would be a kind of scholarship that open source projects could apply to, so, it wasn't actually "free", but it was kind like "paid by Sun"). I don't think that deal extended further then Sun licensed TCKs though.
I would imagine (hope?) that this scholarship program is still in place under Oracle? But I really don't know.
Now... although the question is still valid if the scholarship program is valid or not, the license for the TCK for the above JSR is indeed licensed for free for non-profits:
B. For Qualified Not-for-Profits and Qualified Individuals: $0.
So, I think this is a reasonable compromise, isn't it?
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