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

Alexandre Oliva oliva at dcc.unicamp.br
Tue Feb 9 23:49:19 PST 1999

On Feb 10, 1999, Alex Nicolaou <anicolao at mud.cgl.uwaterloo.ca> wrote:

>> 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)?

> am I aggregating my "java.beans" library with the other class libraries

certainly not, it's not mere aggregation, because java.beans
(supposedly) uses java.io and java.lang

> or are they "contained" in each other?

It's not containment either, the LGPL calls that a relationship of

> In (a) I would think that my VM had better be GPL; it clearly (to my
> mind) "contains" the Kaffe libraries. 


> In (b), no worries. I ship what I like, when I like, with the license I
> like. The only catch is that mods to the Classpath libs will probably
> need to be LGPL; most likely not a problem.

Right, unless you use gcj or equivalent to pre-compile your classfiles
and link them statically with the JVM, because the user must be able
to replace the LGPLed part of the work.

Alexandre Oliva  http://www.dcc.unicamp.br/~oliva  aoliva@{acm.org}
Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP, Brasil

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