sorry to revive an old mail thread.....

On 19 Oct 2009, at 10:02 , Michael Kay wrote:

There is no authorised copy of Saxon available from any public Maven repository. Any copy that you do find is unauthorised and possibly illegal.

The reason for this is that Saxon incorporates a number of third-party components, such as the Unicode normalization library, which are issued under BSD-style licenses that require certain legal notices to be
distributed with every copy of the binary software. Maven, as far as I have been able to determine, provides no mechanism to ensure that when people download the JAR file, they also get these notices. Therefore, distribution via Maven contravenes these licensing conditions.

Is the statement still true? In the latest download no  additional licenses are included, nor references are visible. Besides, since 9.0 the distribution has been been changed significantly, e.g. just one jar is remaining, which *might* mean the situation with 3rd party licenses has changed?

Kind regards


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