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Re: Eclipse 3.0 Running ILLEGALY on Kaffe

Lewis Jardine <debian@catbox.co.uk> wrote:
> Walter Landry wrote:
> >>If the 
> >>  GPLed work is separate from other works under copyright law, it 
> >>doesn't contaminate them at this point.
> > 
> > 
> > This is wishful thinking.  The paragraphs after GPL 2c clearly cover
> > collective works.
> Are you sure this is the case when the work is unmodified?

You are correct.  It is no longer the case when the work is
unmodified.  However, Debian does modify Kaffe.  Even if all of those
modifications were incorporated upstream, Debian still must be able to
make security fixes.  A security fix would kick Eclipse out of main,
which really means that Eclipse should not have been in main from the

Walter Landry

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