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From Davanum Srinivas <dava...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Apache Harmony / GNU Classpath
Date Thu, 12 May 2005 17:08:57 GMT

if we use classpath...we will need the 2 kinds of hooks into classpath
(see http://wiki.apache.org/harmony/ for the links)


On 5/12/05, Santiago Gala <sgala@hisitech.com> wrote:
> El jue, 12-05-2005 a las 11:07 -0400, Davanum Srinivas escribió:
> > - Java code in ASF SVN repository can "import" from classpath jars.
> AFAICT, this is irrelevant for Java code, as classpath public interface
> strives to be just java.* and javax.*, and thus, we would be importing
> the same classes that if we use IBM or Sun JRE, i.e. even if classpath
> was a pure GPL project we would not be doing any derivative work by
> using it at runtime (if deployed independently). I remember discussion
> on this issue WRT jdbc GPL/LGPL drivers in the past. Conclusion was
> that, as calling just javax.jdbc.* namespace would make it safe any
> non-redistributing use.
> (You could be meaning we will be using private classpath calls, but this
> does not look healthy for cross-compatibility with other JVM
> implementations)
> OTOH, writing or modifying the primitives that classpath uses to
> interface with the jvm is a tougher matter WRT licensing, etc.
> Regards
> --
> Santiago Gala <sgala@hisitech.com>
> High Sierra Technology, SLU
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Davanum Srinivas - http://webservices.apache.org/~dims/

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