[Kaffe] can the classpath project be used with Kaffe.

Godmar Back gback at cs.utah.edu
Tue Feb 9 22:33:36 PST 1999

> The (admittedly unlikely) scenario is not the only one that
> distinguishes Classpath from Kaffe's Libs. Just as Transvirtual wishes
> to stop use of the Kaffe VM code in competing proprietary commercial
> VMs, the GPL on the Kaffe libs mean that the Kaffe lib can't be used as
> part of a competing proprietary runtime. So by the same logic that you
> conclude that Japhar and Kaffe server a different need, you must also
> conclude that Classpath and Kaffe's libs serve a different need, since
> Classpath can be used in a commercial Java runtime.

Okay, I think I see what you're getting at.
Let's follow that discussion for a while because the only thing that
excites nerds more than Microsoft bashing is discussions about the 
licensing issues.

Say you wrote your own java.beans, but you would want to use Kaffe's
java.io/java.lang.  Or you wrote your own java.beans, but you would want 
to use classpath's java.io+lang.

So you have two combos:

a) your java.beans/kaffe's java.io+lang
b) your java.beans/classpath's java.io+lang.

What you're saying is that you could keep your java.beans proprietary
in scenario b), but not in a)?

	- Godmar

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