Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: The license]
The Secure Mailer license you sent me is quite different from the
Jikes license. They share a major problem, though. If someone makes
an accusation that the software infringes a patent, IBM can force you
to fold and stop using the program.
This means that neither Jikes nor Secure Mailer is free software. You
don't have the freedom to copy, distribute or even run the program if
the license says some company (IBM in this case) can on certain
occasions simply order you to stop.
Both licenses are incompatible with the GPL also.