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From Mark Wielaard <m...@klomp.org>
Subject Re: Harmony: project purpose
Date Mon, 09 May 2005 14:40:06 GMT
Hi Steve,

On Sun, 2005-05-08 at 08:13 -0700, Steven Augart wrote:
> This is ideal.  I was concerned that we'd be building a new set of
> APL-licensed libraries from scratch, after the hard work we've put into
> GNU Classpath.

And thanks for your contributions to it!
It seems most people involved are convinced that building something
around the GNU Classpath core libraries and runtime/compiler interfaces
is a sane idea. This is however a group discussion, so maybe someone
will come up with some other plan. We will have to wait and see.

> Just to confirm: you're saying that the GNU Classpath project will be
> relicensing the existing GNU Classpath code base with some sort of
> MPL-style license that is GPL and APL compatible.  Have I understood
> correctly?

No. I got some feedback on-list and off-list that there is no need for
that. The current exception statement to the GPL used by GNU Classpath
is compatible with and acceptable to the Apache community. But the FSF
did say that IF the exception statement was in any way unclear THEN they
would certainly be willing to clarify it so that there was no obstacle
for adoption of GNU Classpath. There currently doesn't seem any need to
do this though.



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