Re: Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) for Debian
On Tuesday 25 October 2005 16:39, Eric Lavarde - Debian wrote:
> I wanted to know if the CDDL  is an acceptable license, before I
> possibly try to package jaxb from  for Debian. I didn't find this
> license under .
> Thanks, Eric
> PS: I'm *not* on the list.
>  http://www.opensource.org/licenses/cddl1.php
>  https://jaxb.dev.java.net/
>  http://www.debian.org/legal/licenses/
You can find some license summaries collected at . Also try reading the
comments about CDDL at . The main concerns with CDDL version 1.0 are:
* the choice-of-venue clause appended (you should accept of course) - you are
prone to be trialed/ sued for no good reasons in exotic
jurisdictions /possible legal bombs triggered by some lawsuit sharks/
* impossibility to apply anonymous modifications
A possible resolution seems to be a per-case basis, but again it is too far
from feasible to predict how a certain jurisdiction will change/evolve thru
the time. I personally dislike such possible hard-to-predict legal 'shifting
The best resolution (for me) is to wait for the next version of the license...
Sun will possibly re-think these buggers over the time I hope... as they
improved the old solaris licenses if I recall corectly...
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