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Re: Eclipse 3.0 Running ILLEGALY on Kaffe

Brian Thomas Sniffen <bts@alum.mit.edu> writes:

> Dalibor Topic <robilad@kaffe.org> writes:
>>> When I instruct my computer running the Debian OS to load and run
>>> eclipse, the code from some JVM package and the code from the Eclipse
>>> package and from dozens of others are loaded into memory.  The process
>>> on my computer is mechanical, so we should look back and see who has
>>> designed and created this particular combination.  In this case, it
>>> was Debian, who took the top level Eclipse component and selected
>>> a particular JVM and particular support libraries to include.
>> That's the 'running is illegal/GPL puts restrictions on use' fallacy. :)
> I'm not talking about running; I'm talking about making a copy of
> Eclipse and a copy of Kaffe and putting them both on an end-user's
> system such that when I type "eclipse" I get a program made out of
> both.

So what?  Eclipse is still only a Java program being interpreted by
Kaffe, which is perfectly within the limits set by the GPL.

Måns Rullgård

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