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  1. Tika
  2. TIKA-1601

Integrate Jackcess to handle MSAccess files


    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
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      Recently, James Ahlborn, the current maintainer of Jackcess, kindly agreed to relicense Jackcess to Apache 2.0. Brian ONeill, the CTO at Health Market Science, a LexisNexis® Company, also agreed with this relicensing and led the charge to obtain all necessary corporate approval to deliver a CCLA for Jackcess to Apache. As anyone who has tried to get corporate approval for anything knows, this can sometimes require not a small bit of effort.

      If I may speak on behalf of Tika and the larger Apache community, I offer a sincere thanks to James, Brian and the other developers and contributors to Jackcess!!!

      Once the licensing info has been changed in Jackcess and the new release is available in maven, we can integrate Jackcess into Tika and add a capability to process MSAccess.

      As a side note, I reached out to the developers and contributors to determine if there were any objections. I couldn't find addresses for everyone, and not everyone replied, but those who did offered their support to this move.


        1. jackcess_nocommit_v1.patch
          32 kB
          Tim Allison
        2. testAccess2.zip
          362 kB
          Tim Allison



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              tallison@apache.org Tim Allison
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