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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Harmony goals and priorities
Date Thu, 12 May 2005 03:24:01 GMT
Bob Griswold wrote:
> Both IBM (in J9) and BEA (in JRockit) own 100% of the JVM - the virtual
> machine - that is just part of the JRE (Java Runtime Environment). Both J9
> and JRockit are clean-room implementations of the virtual machines - this is
> where the biggest "magic" is in terms of performance, manageability,
> stability, etc. You are right to point out that the class libraries come
> from Sun, and while both IBM and BEA modify some of these libraries, they
> are derivative works of Sun's IP, so they can't open source those.

Unless Sun follows the friendly gesture and donates the rights for those 
those pieces too ;-) Something that would, indeed, bring some harmony in 
the picture.


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