[kaffe] Can Kaffe profit from the released JDK in Sun's SCSL?

Mario Smit mario.smit at hccnet.nl
Fri Jun 20 07:54:01 PDT 2003

Hi all,

Kaffe was developed mainly as an open-source alternative of the (at that
time) proprietary JDK of Sun.

Starting from the 1st quarter of this year SUN released the JDK as part of
the SCSL initiative. Included is the source code of the Hotspot VM, the
whole class-path of Java 1.4.1, etc.

Of course this initiative comes years too late. But are there intentions to
use (parts of) Sun's version in Kaffe? I mean the Kaffe VM with Sun's own

This way you can concentrate on the VM and don't have to re-create all the
libraries, like Swing, etc.

Or is it legally not possible to mix SCSL and GPL code?

I would like to hear your opinions.


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