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patch #8223: JavaMail Help Wanted Sun Code Seen Restriction Removal

Submitted by:  Conrad T. Pino <conradpino>
Submitted on:  Sun 27 Oct 2013 10:44:33 PM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  3 - Low
Status:  Done Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  Conrad T. Pino <conradpino> Open/Closed:  Closed

Thu 16 Jan 2014 07:13:13 PM UTC, comment #2:

Patch committed to CVS web repository. Web page updated verified. Patch closed.

Conrad T. Pino <conradpino>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Thu 16 Jan 2014 07:02:20 PM UTC, comment #1:

On 16/01/2014 00:52, Chris Burdess wrote:

>On 15/01/2014 18:10, Conrad T. Pino wrote:
> When I visit:
> I still see the following text in the "Help Wanted" section:
> If you have ever seen Sun's source code for any of the APIs under
> development in GNU JavaMail or any other classpathx project, you
> unfortunately can't contribute code. However, any help you can provide
> in the form of testing and documentation would be greatly appreciated.
> I suggested and you agreed by email this language no longer applies;
> you solicited a patch for review to remove the language but it's still
> present on the public WWW site.

Ah! I hadn't noticed it on that page, I only changed it on the homepage.

Yes, please feel free to remove that paragraph and commit. The website will be updated automatically when you cvs commit, although it can take a little while to update. Unfortunately the website documentation has to be managed by CVS rather than subversion.

Conrad T. Pino <conradpino>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Sun 27 Oct 2013 10:44:33 PM UTC, original submission:

Conrad T. Pino wrote:

I see the Help Wanted sign is still hanging out still with the "If you have ever seen Sun's source code for any of the APIs..." limitation but as Oracle/Sun open sourced the "JavaMail API Reference Implementation" does such limitation still apply to "GNU General Public License (GPL) v2 with Classpath Exception" licensed code? (CDDL ignored by intent)

Since Oracle/Sun did release source code, it also raises question about how this project might interact to (A) minimize duplicate implementation and (B) still insure an open future whereas Free Software Foundation is a reliable licensor, Oracle can change it's practice anytime.

IMO, these legal theories apply:

1 upon disclosure by the lawful rights holder, trade secret law is forever moot with respect to the disclosed material,
2 GPL v2 does not explicitly grant an "irrevocable" grant as does GPL v3,
3 once acquired while under GPL v2, can Oracle enjoin further use by then licensed users, Groklaw believes clearly not give GPL v2 as stated:

I suggest Point 1 above is sufficient to justify taking down the Sun source code knowledge limitation.

Chris Burdess wrote:

I believe you're correct and we can remove the limitation.

If you can provide patches against ... the website documentation for me to review, ...

Conrad T. Pino <conradpino>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.


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file #29492:  sun-code-seen-drop.patch added by conradpino (771B - application/octet-stream)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    Tue 21 Jan 2014 10:36:12 AM UTC conradpino StatusIn Progress => Done
    Thu 16 Jan 2014 07:13:13 PM UTC conradpino Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    Sun 27 Oct 2013 10:44:33 PM UTC conradpino Attached File- => Added sun-code-seen-drop.patch, #29492

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