compatibility and the OSD

Rick Moen rick at
Thu Sep 23 18:42:02 UTC 2004

Quoting Ernest Prabhakar (prabhaka at

> Conversely, it may well be worthwhile to consider alternate means of 
> achieving your desired result.  Care to share *why* you're concerned 
> about incompatibility?

Yes, one cannot help wondering if there's a particular practical issue
lurking in the background, when a senior Sun engineer starts picking at
the bleached bones of distribution restrictions, and talking about ties
between same and certification regimes.  I don't mean to put Bob
personally on the spot, in that regard, since he might well be just
exploring the issue for his own curiosity -- but one cannot help
thinking about the upcoming Solaris source release, plus the recent
flap visited upon ASF regarding certification and trademark issues for
the Apache J2EE licence.

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