[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] Who to contact about potential JAI licence change?

Phil Race philip.race at oracle.com
Wed Mar 14 21:21:40 UTC 2018


I consulted internally and here is the text I was given:


Unfortunately we have no plans to deliver further work on JAI. We don’t 
have plans to re-host the source code now that the previous location, 
java.net <http://java.net>, is no longer available. If we got many more 
requests as yours it might be possible that we would find a new home for 
the previously open-sourced code but always under the prior license.

The due-diligence work to determine if it could be open sourced under a 
different license will not be resourced.


On 02/25/2018 01:16 PM, Andrea Aime wrote:
> Hi Phil,
> sorry for the late follow up, and thanks a lot for your answer, it's 
> quite encouraging.
> Where do I download JAI sources these days... humm... don't know 
> honestly, I have downloaded
> the sources 10+ years ago and used it since :-)
> About "proper" open source licence, since it's a library, it would be 
> great if the licence was not viral.
> Ideally something widely compatible, like modified BSD or Apache 2, I 
> guess GPL with classpath
> exception would do as well.
> Thanks a lot for taking an interest in it, I understand there can be 
> difficulties, especially
> on a project this old
> Cheers
> Andrea
> On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 10:24 PM, Phil Race <philip.race at oracle.com 
> <mailto:philip.race at oracle.com>> wrote:
>     Hi Andrea,
>     From where are you downloading the JAI source these days ?
>     I assume GPL of some flavour would satisfy being a "proper" open
>     source license.
>     I will pass this request up the chain to see if there is any
>     interest in doing it, but can make no promises.
>     -phil.
>     On 02/19/2018 03:52 AM, Andrea Aime wrote:
>>     Hi,
>>     Java Advanced Imaging has been unsupported for a long time, but
>>     it's still the best Java based
>>     image processing library (at least for large imagery cases, the
>>     tiled based, deferred computation
>>     approach is something software in other languages is still
>>     copying today).
>>     Its complete pluggability also makes it very easy to replace old
>>     buggy operations with newer ones, which is
>>     something done in open source projects like jai-ext:
>>     https://github.com/geosolutions-it/jai-ext
>>     <https://github.com/geosolutions-it/jai-ext>
>>     However, its license is still a problem, it is not considered
>>     proper open source.
>>     Ideally all the Java portion would be useful, but in case that is
>>     a problem, just getting the interfaces relicenced
>>     would be of great help.
>>     So, is there anyone we could talk to about JAI relicencing? If
>>     more than one person/company needs to be
>>     contacted I'm happy to reach out, just need to get some contacts.
>>     Best regards
>>     Andrea Aime
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