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

Jules Bean jmlb2 at hermes.cam.ac.uk
Wed Feb 10 00:31:14 PST 1999

On Wed, 10 Feb 1999, Godmar Back wrote:
> You must not look at Sun's code when working on Kaffe/classpath, but you 
> don't have to leave this planet.  

It's a funny one, this.

I'm a registered owner of Symantec Visual Cafe for Java.  That comes with
the source to sun's JDK.  I certainly didn't sign anything saying I
wouldn't look at the source code and learn.  Can they stop me?  They can
stop me copying code - that's copyright - but can they stop me looking and

Also note that in europe, at least, there is a right to reverse-engineer
for the purpose of compatibility.  Read jar files certainly fits in that


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