[Rxtx] jsr spec and license issues
joachim at buechse.de
Wed Aug 2 08:21:15 MDT 2006
Putting something in the public domain means, that it can be used by
anyone for whatever (s)he thinks is appropriate. The authors define
no restriction regarding it's use. That's how any specification
On 02.08.2006, at 14:39, Dr. Douglas Lyon wrote:
> Hi All,
> I don't know anything about licensing issues.
> The below sounds reasonable. If we make this public domain,
> will that be compatible with Sun's JSR?
> - DL
> P.S. I really don't care what we do, as long as there is
> some sort of collective agreement.
>> Good day,
>> quite frankly I think that this is a very bad idea. This
>> (!) should be in the public domain and nowhere else.
>> Defining a spec under the (L)GPL makes absolutely no sense. After all
>> it is a specification not an implementation. There is no or only
>> trivial code attached to it. So while nothing can be gained by
>> putting it under the LGPL, a lot can be lost - for example the
>> contribution of companies that do not like to open source their
>> Furthermore you are plain wrong assuming you will be the copyright
>> holder to additions made by other people.
>> Best regards,
>> On 02.08.2006, at 14:02, Dr. Douglas Lyon wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> Trent and I have been discussing the license issues of the
>>> JSR spec and code that we develop, as a community.
>>> Here is what we have come up with:
>>>> During the development, the new JSR spec that we derive
>>>> will be
>>>> covered under the LGPL license. Since it is
>>>> just interfaces, any contributions will come back to me, for
>>>> into the specification. The goal is to provide a detailed set of
>>>> interfaces that
>>>> document the present state of our reference model. I am using
>>>> the RXTX as the reference model. If there is something missing
>>>> the reference model, or if the reference model has something that
>>>> not be there, we will need to discuss it.
>>>> After Sun accepts the JSR, I, as the copyright holder, can issue
>>>> a version with a JSR compatible license.
>>>> The goal is to migrate the interfaces into javax.comm.
>>> Does this sound like a reasonable plan to everyone?
>>> - Doug
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