kaffe-1.0.b1 probs on Linux

Alexandre Oliva oliva at dcc.unicamp.br
Wed Jul 15 08:09:30 PDT 1998

Godmar Back <gback at cs.utah.edu> writes:

>> You may still include classes.zip *after* Klasses.jar, if you still
>> wish to run `javac', for example, but this is illegal, because
>> classes.zip is not GPL'ed, and you can't link GPL'ed and non-GPL'ed
>> code together.

> I think it's only illegal if you plan on distributing it.  Running
> it should be fine.

That's not RMS's opinion.

> Also, it's not just javac: Kaffe still doesn't have a javap, serialver, 
> rmic, and rmiregistry.

IMO, Kaffe should be distributed with an exception to the license that 
allows Sun classes.zip to be executed with Kaffe.

Alexandre Oliva
mailto:oliva at dcc.unicamp.br mailto:aoliva at acm.org
Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP, Brasil

More information about the kaffe mailing list