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Re: Java development on debian ppc

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@debian.org> writes:

> WRONG! Recent stuff like JINI or Swing is under the Sun Community Source Code 
> Licence which FORBIDS independent implementation (under a possibly free 
> licence).

It seems like it will take a while to stamp out this misunderstanding ...

The JINI or Swing *code* is under the SCSL, so you can't use the SCSL code
to develop an independent implementation.  Hardly unreasonable of Sun!

However, the *documentation* of JDK 1.3 (including Swing) is *not*
under the SCSL and it specifically *does* permit independent

The license for the documentation is:
Now that license does have some problems, but that is another discussion.
	--Per Bothner
per@bothner.com   http://www.bothner.com/~per/

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