Note that the ODBC/OLEDB and .NET drivers bundled with Client Access
are also "free".

No license is required for those portions of Client Access, iSeries
Navigator is another free part of Client Access.

You can install and use the non-licensed portions of client access all
you want. The only advantage of JDBC is that you can bundle the
driver into your own app.

Charles

On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 2:04 PM, Joe Sam Shirah <joe_sam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

   Hi Thorbjørn,

You still need the ODBC driver.  The JDBC driver is special because...

   I'm not particularly interested in defending Microsoft technology, but
I'm not sure I get your point, other than I would agree that Java/JDBC is a
superior solution.  You still need a JDBC driver as well.  Do you commonly
make code changes to the JDBC driver, or is that really a code term for
"free"?  There are other ODBC drivers available in addition to the one with
Client Access.


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