This is some of the best news I’ve had all year 🙂
It seems the next releases of JavaMail and Activation binaries will be available under CDDL, and I hear other spec jars are going down that same path.
If I understand the license correctly, this means they can be distributed from the Maven repository at Ibiblio, as long as they carry a notice that indicates where the source can be located.
I’ll definitely be following this closely. It may even be worth building our own snapshot of these libraries from sources and pushing them up to ibiblio, though personally I’d prefer to wait for an official release rather than risk proliferating a temporary version.
Given that Glassfish builds with Maven, maybe we can add them to the list of repository sync partners and releases would be pushed out automatically in the same way as other open source organisations – who knows.