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Re: [Classpathx-discuss] javamail supplemental licence terms

From: nferrier
Subject: Re: [Classpathx-discuss] javamail supplemental licence terms
Date: 31 Jul 2002 10:11:20 +0100

dog <address@hidden> writes:

> it has been brought to my attention that there is a clause in sun's javamail 
> 1.3 supplemental licence terms which is more than a little anticompetitive. 
> in section 2(iii) of the agreement it states that: 
>   "you do not distribute additional software intended to replace any 
>   component(s) of the Software" 
> this means that, for instance, it is not possible to use sun's javamail 
> distribution and the gnu pop3 or smtp provider, or vice versa. 
> i am happy to create single jars of each gnu javamail provider such that 
> conflicts do not occur (there is no sun mbox or nntp provider to replace) if 
> people want to use these providers between now and the time the gnu imap 
> provider is finished and we have a complete javamail distro. please contact 
> me if you have this requirement. 

Status update:

- I have been working on the autoconf/automakejar stuff to do a clever
  build for different providers, something like the way apache works
  with enable-module.

- I have done a little more work on imap. I now have a very good Pair
  class and an adaptable parser.


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