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Re: Java development on debian ppc

On Tue, Jul 04, 2000 at 11:00:18PM -0700, Per Bothner wrote:
> The license for the documentation is:
>         http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/docs/relnotes/SMICopyright.html
> Now that license does have some problems, but that is another discussion.

Well, even that isn't particularly clear.

First, the documentation states that your implementation must neither
subset nor superset their implementation. This raises interesting problems
if they have a patent on anything in their implementation, you wouldn't be
able to eliminate it and you wouldn't have a license to use it so you 
couldn't comply.

They also state that you must pass all their test suites, however you can't
get these lovely test suites unless you are a licensee. I'm not clear how
one could comply with this requirement either.

Ean Schuessler                                             As above
Brainfood, Inc.                                            so below
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