[kaffe] javac dosen't work for me
jsantala at tml.hut.fi
Fri May 24 01:14:44 PDT 2002
On Thu, 23 May 2002, Godmar Back wrote:
> > kaffe -fullversion
> Kaffe Virtual Machine
> Copyright (c) 1996-2000
> Transvirtual Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved
Which reminds me,
"The Kaffe virtual machine is free software, licensed under the terms of
the GNU Public License. It is a separate software product from
Transvirtual's proprietary KaffePro virtual machine."
Could we have the Kaffe version-output for the next release modified in
recognition of this fact? It's not that I have a problem with the current
output, or don't recognize Transvirtual's immense contribution to it, but
for many of those developers likely to submit patches to "other peoples
work", GPL tends to be one of those magic words... ;)
Kaffe Virtual Machine
Copyright (c) 1996-2000 Transvirtual Technologies, Inc. All rights
Engine: Just-in-time v3 Version: 1.0.6 Java Version: 1.1
Kaffe comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software,
and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
See the GNU General Public License for more details.
That's formatted somewaht after the suggestion in GNU GPL, altough I've in
general noticed that few software packages use those suggestions, even
from GNU themselves.
Ps. in README:
"Why use Kaffe?
Because Kaffe is distributed under the terms of the GNU Public License
which means the source code is free for you to download, modify and
use. It's also demonstratably faster on many applications compared
with the latest VM's from Sun, IBM or Microsoft."
I don't think that holds true anymore ;) Replace it with at least the
notions that you can a) Modify the code for your own research-projects
etc. withotu selling your soul, b) Run it on more platforms than any
single other competing VM (afaik).
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