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Re: Report from the Debian Java developers meeting at FOSDEM

This is slightly OT for -project. MFT: set to -legal

On Sat, 06 Mar 2004, Etienne Gagnon wrote:
> So, as Kaffe is licensed under the GPL, the combination of Kaffe +
> Classpath must be licensed under the terms of the GPL (as per Kaffe's
> license).  No exception for linking (a la Classpath) may be allowed.

Not quite. Kaffe + Classpath must be _redistributable_ in accordance
with the terms of the GPL. It does not need to be licensed under the
terms of the GPL.

As Kaffe and Classpath are both themselves licensed under the GPL, I
fail to see why this particular point is even being discussed. (Unless
we're discussing the linking exception of Classpath, which in itself
may actually be a no-op, at least as far as non-static linking is

Don Armstrong

CNN/Reuters: News reports have filtered out early this morning that US
forces have swooped on an Iraqi Primary School and detained 6th Grade 
teacher Mohammed Al-Hazar. Sources indicate that, when arrested,
Al-Hazar was in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a set square and
a calculator. US President George W Bush argued that this was clear
and overwhelming evidence that Iraq indeed possessed weapons of maths 


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