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

Jim Pick jim at kaffe.org
Fri Jun 20 08:24:01 PDT 2003

On Fri, 2003-06-20 at 01:21, Mario Smit wrote:
> Or is it legally not possible to mix SCSL and GPL code?

I haven't read the SCSL myself, but others have, and I haven't heard
anybody claim that it's open enough to be considered an "open source"
license.  I'm using the opensource.org definitition here, which is based
on the Debian project's licensing guidelines.

Even mixing various open source licenses gets a bit messy.

I just stumbled across some articles this morning:

"ComputerWorld: Java Should Be Open-Source, Creator Says"


"ComputerWorld: Q&A: Sun's Jonathan Schwartz on Java's future"


So it looks like Sun is at least talking about it...


 - Jim

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