[kaffe] Kaffe has a new sister project

fchoong at netbeans.jp fchoong at netbeans.jp
Sat Nov 18 22:55:37 PST 2006

Hi Dalibor,
You did quite a lot of the work yourself! It's been a great week for Free
Software. Kudos to the Kaffe Team! ;)

David Fu
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> Hi,
> In case you've somehow missed it, Sun has indeed opened up a large part
> of their code in their new OpenJDK project[2].
> Sun is using the classic licensing model in the GNU Classpath world,
> i.e. a GPLd VM and GPL+classpath exception for the library code. Which
> means we could share code between the projects quite easily from the
> licensing perspective.
> The class library code of the JDK will be released in the next six
> months, and the analysts over at redmonk have all the fun details and
> links, so I'll just link to cote's and sogrady's extensive analysis of
> it all. [1].
> Anyway. I didn't get much sleep in the last few days, so I'll keep this
> one short.
> What I really wanted to say is:
>             Thank you.
> Thank you all who've contributed to Kaffe, and our many sister projects
> like GNU Classpath in one form or another, and who made it all so useful
> in the process of liberating Java.
> As usual, when such a big announcement happens, people wonder what will
> happen with other projects in that space. Kaffe will, of course, go on
> as long as it's fun to write code for. Where it's going to go, that'll
> continue to be up to the people submitting the patches to decide, like
> it's been so far.
> I've got a few ideas where the project could head next, and I'm sure so
> do others. I'm looking forward to closely working together with the new
> projects at Sun, like we work together with GNU Classpath, and our other
> upstreams. Let's see how it all works out, I'm optimistic and excited
> about it all.
> But I guess you noticed that already ...
> off to catch up on sleep,
> dalibor topic
> [1]
> http://www.redmonk.com/sogrady/archives/002516.html
> http://www.redmonk.com/cote/archives/2006/11/gpled_java.html
> [2] http://community.java.net/openjdk/
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