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JSF: Specification vs implementation

 
Gregg Bolinger
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After reading up some more on JSF, and without being able to get to java.sun.com to find out for sure, will we be able to use the JSF that we can download from Sun as-is, or is merely a specification that we need and then we will need to find someone that has an implementation to use. Similar to what they have done with JDO?
I realize that the specification is so that vendors/users can create thier own UI Components, but I would hate for another specification to go into a Commercial vs Open Source product realm like JDO has done.
 
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Hi Greg,
I'm not sure about the license but the JSF spec comes with a reference implementation that you can use to play with. The license might prevent production release (like the j2ee ri does) but i'm not sure.
 
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Originally posted by Bill Dudney:
Hi Greg,
I'm not sure about the license but the JSF spec comes with a reference implementation that you can use to play with. The license might prevent production release (like the j2ee ri does) but i'm not sure.

Thanks Bill. Not entirely thrilled about that, but what are you going to do..
 
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