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From "Pier P. Fumagalli" <p...@apache.org>
Subject Re: FW: it's there (ibm linux jdk1.3)
Date Thu, 04 May 2000 23:42:45 GMT
Well... It's like the first JDK-1.1.8 license... As soon as the JCK test
will be completed, I'm sure they will remove the termination...

	Pier

Mike Pogue wrote:
> 
> I checked on this with the Linux JVM folks at IBM, and here's what I learned:
> 
> The standard GA license for the 1.1.8 release from IBM enables a developer to include
the
> runtime environment and redistribute it without any termination date.
> 
> The Linux 1.3 Preview on Alphaworks *does* have a license that contains the 90 day
> clause.  For a preview, they don't want developers distributing the preview (it has not
> officially passed the JCK), or using it post GA (general availability, basically the
> official Final Version Ship Date).
> 
> They tell me that the GA version will be made available before the 90 days runs out.
  All
> of IBM's GA licenses, including the Linux 1.1.8 license, do NOT contain any type of 90-day
> clause.
> 
> Hope this helps!
> 
> Mike
> 
> Donald Ball wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, 3 May 2000, Kevin Sonney wrote:
> >
> > > OK, it's *FAST* - Faster than Sun's 1.2.2 on my 400MhZ P2
> > > Redhat 6.2 Laptop. Fresh build (104 Sources) to Cocoon.jar in 36
> > > seconds. Compared to the Sun Linux 1.2.2 JDK at 61 seconds.
> > >
> > > This new jit seems to scream as well.
> > >
> > > Sweet. I love IBM some days...
> >
> > yeah, but the license is only good for 90 days for personal,
> > non-commercial end use. fat lot of good that does me, unfortunately.
> > AFAIK, that's the same deal as the license for their 1.1.8, which is why I
> > haven't been able to use it in production anywhere.
> >
> > - donald


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