[Live-demo] JAI - was packaging Java based OSGeo applications

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Mon Jun 17 09:42:48 PDT 2013

On 06/17/2013 09:35 AM, Andrea Aime wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 6:28 PM, <maplabs at light42.com> wrote:
>> Hi All -
>>    I am not in the Java world, but this license issue raised by Johan
>> sounds potentially serious..
>> I am a geoserver user.. it is my understanding that JAI us explicitly
>> optional in Geoserver.
>> I dont know the details of the other Java apps, but the Geoserver case,
>> and the license
>> cited, causes me to question the statement that all Java geo apps depend
>> on JAI.
> It depends on what JAI you refer to. If it's the pure java version, it's
> mandatory and every application
> built on top of GeoTools needs it. The dependency is pervasive, no raster
> processing of any kind
> is possible without it (e.g., not even scaling images) unless we embark on
> a massive rewrite.
> This means also uDig and potentially GeoMajas and 52N would be affected.
> Deegree is not based on GeoTools, but i believe it's using JAI as well.
> If it's the native library accelerators for JAI we're talking about
> instead, those are indeed optional
> Cheers
> Andrea

Look like were talking about 

Pull the orig to see the odd JRL vs JDL licenses.

imageio appears to have a safe to use license.


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