[JSR358 EG] Re: Definition of Spec
- From: Steve Wolfe <
- Subject: [JSR358 EG] Re: Definition of Spec
- Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:11:04 -0500
That is a very different question than your initial note seemed to be touching on. Again, I can only speak for IBM's Specification Licenses, but our goal is to grant the rights needed to implement the Specification.
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Werner Keil ---01/29/2013 10:34:06 AM---To phrase it shorter, does the Spec License apply only to the Spec * Documentation* or also *Binari
From: Werner Keil <
To: JSR 358 Expert Group <
Date: 01/29/2013 10:34 AM
Subject: [JSR358 EG] Re: Definition of Spec
To phrase it shorter, does the Spec License apply only to the Spec Documentation or also Binaries/API?
A whole lot of Spec Leads and related organizations seem to interpret Spec as only the documentation.
Looking at the process document, the word "Specification" is found nearly 150 times, but only TCK is explained in a bit more detail (a suite of tests, tools, and documentation that is used to test implementations for compliance with the Specification.)
So is Spec also a "suite" or just a document?
On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 4:20 PM, Werner Keil <
I'm asking, if the "Spec" subject to a license like this
(Batch as example, it isn't the only one, nearly all non-Oracle Spec Leads handle this similarly) http://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/licenses/jsr352/352-spec-license.pdf
applies to only the "Spec Document"; a PDF, OpenOffice, Word or HTML file, or also the "API", meaning content of a JAR or at least files like a Maven POM, since most JSRs are distributed to java.net or MavenCentral Nexus repositories?
There are at least half a dozen JSRs where if mentioned the Spec Document file may refer to the Spec License, but everything else, including the JARs or Maven bundles under "javax.*" are licensed either under Apache 2.0, EPL or any other license, the JSR claims to use for RI and TCK only.
Is that correct?
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> Datum: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:03:13 -0500
> Von: Steve Wolfe <
> Betreff: [JSR358 EG] Re: Definition of Spec
> I can only speak for the Batch JSR, but I don't understand your question
> who you are asking it of? The JSR 358 EG?
> phone: (914) 766-1051