Appendix C. Usage of Non-Compliant 3rd-Party Components

In some cases, and for a limited time, your application may be eligible for Certification even if it relies on non-compliant third-party database or message store components.

This exemption applies only when all of the following requirements are met:

  • The only non-compliant components are database and/or message store components.

  • Your organization does not have access to or permission to modify the source for these components.

  • Your server application requires these components in order to run.

  • You submit your application to VeriTest for server certification prior to Feb 1, 2001.

  • All other components of your application pass certification testing by April 1, 2001.

  • If your application has a readme, you must document the fact that your product requires non-certified components in that readme. You must also provide a link to the VeriTest Web site where your Certification Results are hosted, which is currently If your application has no readme, then you must document this prominently in your product documentation.

Important Note   Databases and message stores are the only components subject to this exemption.