Re: Eclipse 3.0 Running ILLEGALY on Kaffe
Raul Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 26, 2005 at 09:53:03PM -0500, Walter Landry wrote:
> > The GPL puts restrictions on whole works.
> > "Requires to run" is a useful heuristic to determine what a whole
> > work is.
> Kaffe does not require Eclipse to run. So by this heuristic,
> Eclipse is not a part of Kaffe.
You missed the part about Eclipse requiring Kaffe to run.
> > If you have a better heuristic, I am open to discussion.
> "Requires to build".
I have serious doubts that only the header files would become part of
the complete work.
> "Incorporates content from".
That would be an ordinary derived work. As I mentioned, the GPL goes
beyond derived works.
> "Designed as part of".
So if a GPL'd program can use GNU TLS or OpenSSL, we don't have to
actually ship GNU TLS? Are you actually proposing that?
I think that if we can agree on what a useful criteria is, then the
rest of the discussion melts away.