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

Alexandre Oliva oliva at dcc.unicamp.br
Wed Feb 10 00:43:40 PST 1999

Hi again :-)

On Feb 10, 1999, Jules Bean <jmlb2 at hermes.cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> I develop a commercial app, built against the standard Java API.  I
> develop it on my Linux machine using Kaffe and some compiler (pizza,
> maybe, but it doesn't matter).  The resultant java class files are, IMO,
> utterly 'untainted' by the GPL.  The reason I claim this is that they have
> been built against a standard API, which is not licensed at all.  My class
> files will run equally well with Klasses.jar, classpath, and the sun JDK
> (modulo bugs in those respective implementations!).

The important point here is the `modulo bugs'.  If your program will
only work with Kaffe Klasses, for whatever reason, one could argue
that your code should be GPLed.

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

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