Possible licensing issue with JavaSoft?

Rob Mayoff mayoff at dqd.com
Wed Oct 29 12:50:02 PST 1997

+-- On Wed, 29 Oct 1997, Robert Bates wrote:
| I just got off the phone with QNX about porting Kaffe to QNX and using it
| in a commercial product... They expressed concern over my using it on a
| commercial platform, and even though Kaffe is a clean-room project, they
| have heard rumblings from JavaSoft about quashing any VM running without a
| JavaSoft license on a commercialized platform.

Read the copyright page of "The Java Language Specifications".  It
grants a license to implement the spec, but you have to do some things
like pass the test suites.

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