Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1010293
Review Request: JCache - JSR107 API for javax.cache
Last modified: 2014-01-13 11:08:24 EST
JCache is the API being defined in JSR107. It
defines a standard Java Caching API for use by
developers and a standard SPI ("Service Provider
Interface") for use by implementers.
SPEC URL: http://pmackinn.fedorapeople.org/cache-api/cache-api.spec
SRPM URL: http://pmackinn.fedorapeople.org/cache-api/cache-api-0.10-1.fc19.src.rpm
Created attachment 800669 [details]
seem all ok, but as a precaution i would ask the license information
adding a new tiket on Fedora Legal Tracker https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=182235
i would like to take this review
Ugh. I really hate these Oracle Java Specification licenses (I think Sun is to blame, though).
This license technically applies to the specification, but it places restrictions on code that implements the specification, specifically, restrictions on modifying the code.
This license is clearly non-free.
I can somewhat recognize the desire for them to try to have compliant implementations of the "specification", but I don't see why it has to be bound in copyright restrictions. Trademark "JCache", then only permit compatible implementations to use the "JCache" mark. If it is incompatible, it can exist, it simply cannot use the trademark.
The only good news here is that this "specification" license will expire in either 2 years from the date of the release of the "pre-version" (currently that would be August 8 2015), or when the Specification goes final (which it seems on track to do... http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=107).
Unless Oracle/Greg Luck decide to drop this license, I think we'll have to wait for this problem to resolve itself with time. I'm sorry. :(
Thanks Tom for the clarification,
and i apologize for the noise