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Re: License issue in libconcurrent-java


On Tue, 2002-10-01 at 06:30, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 30, 2002 at 10:57:47PM -0400, Steven Barker wrote:
> > The package will already be going into contrib because several of the
> > classes depending on the Java2 Container API.  I just don't want it
> > to be relegated to non-free (I'll remove the offending files before
> > doing that).
> Unfortunately, unless you can get Sun to extend a transferrable license,
> you'll either have to remove the files or move the package to non-free.

That is bad news. I was planning on using those classes to create an
implementation of the upcoming java.util.concurrent package for GNU
Classpath (which is used by the gcj, kissme and jikes packages in Debian
and by some other virtual machines not yet packaged).

I had hoped that we could use the earlier work of Professor Lea as basis
for this package since I assumed it was all in the public domain. But if
those classes are based on Suns code we will have to rewrite these from

How many files/classes are affected? Maybe we can just rewrite those
based on the GNU Classpath implementations. (We have a full
implementation of the java.util Collection framework).


Mark Wielaard

> Should I include quotations after my reply?

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