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Re: Java development on debian ppc

On Tuesday 4 July 2000, at 23 h 0, 
the keyboard of Per Bothner <per@bothner.com> wrote:

> It seems like it will take a while to stamp out this misunderstanding ...
> However, the *documentation* of JDK 1.3 (including Swing) is *not*
> under the SCSL and it specifically *does* permit independent
> implementation.

Apparently, not everyone agrees on this (starting with Sun itself who never 
replied to demands of clarification and who continuously praises the SCSL as a 
mean to avoid forks). And, yet, there is no free implementation of Swing, 
meaning a program which uses it is, at best, in "contrib".

http://www.sun.com/jini/licensing/scslfaq.html :

> If you choose to implement a "clean room" clone of Jini technology, 
> you are subject to any IP claims related to the technology. 


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