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Re: Status of Free Java Environment?

Per Bothner <per@bothner.com> writes:

> First, libgcj is not gcc.  Secondly, Cygnus needs to be able to
> release code under a *less* restrictive license to its embedded
> customers.  That is one reason it keeps the copyright.  I (and
> others) think the best solution is to have libgcj under a "modified
> GPL", like Cygnus does for libstdcc+, the standard C++ library,
> as well as libgcc (which is *not* libc)..

According to the /usr/doc/libstdc++2.9-glibc2.1/copyright file:

  This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
  under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
  Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any
  later version.

Where is the modification?

> > Why haven't Classpath and libgcj merged?
> I think Cygnus could be pursuaded to release libgcj under the same
> license as libstdc++, and maybe be donate the copyright to the FSF.
> However, convincing Cygnus management would be much easier if
> Cygnus got something in exchange, like some major contributions.
> Specifically, if FSF were willing to release Classpath under the
> same license as libfcc/libstdc++, then I think merging libgcj
> and Classpath is possible, and would be a win-win.
> > P.S. I saw a posting of you on Slashdot in which you said that there was only
> > one (O'Reilly?) book on Swing (spec) details. Which book is that?
> The O'Reilly book is called "Java Swing".  It actually has a 1998
> copyright and predates the final Swing release, so it still uses the
> com.sun.java.swing package.  But it's the only one that I've been able to find
> goes into any depth about the text stuff.
> -- 
> 	--Per Bothner
> per@bothner.com   http://www.bothner.com/~per/
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