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Re: Eclipse 3.0 Running ILLEGALY on Kaffe

"Grzegorz B. Prokopski" <gadek@debian.org> writes:

> On Sat, 2005-15-01 at 09:13 +0100, Michael Koch wrote:
>> Am Samstag, 15. Januar 2005 05:12 schrieb Brian Thomas Sniffen:
>> > 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?
>> GNU classpath is GPL+linking exception which allows it to link with 
>> code that is licensed with GPL non-compatible licenses.
> True, but many of the very core classes of Kaffe's java library are
> purely GPLed, so the lowest common denominator of the license of whole
> class library of Kaffe is pure GPL.

So what?  Eclipse is still not derived from these classes.  If Eclipse
is derived from *any* part of Kaffe, in any way whatsoever, it must be
derived form *all* JVM implementations.  Furthermore, *all* JVM
implementations must be derived from each other, which would render
them all illegal.

Måns Rullgård

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