Re: Eclipse 3.0 Running ILLEGALY on Kaffe
Brian Sniffen wrote:
>Ignore the GPL FAQ for a minute and look at the GPL's 2b:
> b) You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in
> whole or in part contains or is derived from the Program or any
> part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge to all third
> parties under the terms of this License.
>The Debian OS contains Kaffe. So the Debian OS as a whole must be
>licensed under the terms of the GPL. There are two exceptions to
>First, there's a separation exception:
> If identifiable sections of that work are not derived from the
> Program, and can be reasonably considered independent and separate
> works in themselves, then this License, and its terms, do not apply
> to those sections when you distribute them as separate works.
>This means that it's fine for Kaffe and Eclipse to be distributed
>separately. But it's not OK to throw them both on a CD and label it
>"Debian OS", if running eclipse loads a program made out of copies of
>Kaffe and Eclipse.
That's some strong crack you've been smoking Brian; I'd give it a rest
for a while. Your interpretation of how applications, libraries and
the kernel live together is *special*.
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. email@example.com
"Because heaters aren't purple!" -- Catherine Pitt