Re: Eclipse 3.0 Running ILLEGALY on Kaffe
Michael Poole <email@example.com> writes:
> Brian Thomas Sniffen writes:
>> But what ends up on the user's Debian system when he types "apt-get
>> install eclipse; eclipse" is a program incorporating a JVM and many
>> libraries. Debian's not just distributing Eclipse or just
>> distributing Kaffe -- the idea is that we'll be distributing the
>> Debian OS which includes both, linked together.
> Setting aside the trademark question, what ends up on the user's
> Debian system when he types "apt-get install mozilla-firefox;
> mozilla-firefox" is a program incorporating a GPLed kernel with
> incompatibly licensed application code. Why is that any different
> from what you describe?
Linus specifically documented that he understood this issue and didn't
consider the GPL to restrict what programs could be run on top of a
kernel, so long as they used standard interfaces.
But why do you think RMS is so keen to have a working, FSF-owned Hurd?
Brian Sniffen firstname.lastname@example.org