[Incubator] [Fwd: RE: Oracle Spatial and Open Source]

Jody Garnett jgarnett at refractions.net
Thu Mar 30 05:16:07 EST 2006

Chris Holmes wrote:
> Hmmm... They said the open source requirement basically meant you 
> can't provide it by GPL.
> They said they're interested in helping us out, so perhaps we could 
> see if they could distribute it to us in such a way that we don't need 
> an extra EULA?
As it is we give the user a program (the build system) that downloads 
the file ... does this count as distribution? My best solution would be 
oracle setting up a maven repository where were our build system can 
pick it up.

As a library figuring out what to do after this is kind of up to each 
project that uses geotools + oracle. I figure if they are looking at 
oracle already they have paid for the database and oracle is already 


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