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Re: Eclipse 3.0 Running ILLEGALY on Kaffe

Måns Rullgård <mru@inprovide.com> writes:

> 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.

Not quite true.  It also incorporates the GNU Classpath libraries
which are distributed with / part of Kaffe.  There clearly are
bindings provided there.  The GNU Classpath package is GPL'd, right?


Brian Sniffen                                       bts@alum.mit.edu

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