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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: The Classpath VM interface. (Please read)
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2005 14:05:11 GMT

On Jun 7, 2005, at 9:18 AM, Sven de Marothy wrote:

> On Tue, 2005-06-07 at 16:45 +1000, Peter Donald wrote:
>
>
>>> If you have downloaded Harmony, which intends to be a full JDK  
>>> including
>>> a VM and class library, why would you want to be able to use that  
>>> with the
>>> class library from a different JDK?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> In "[arch] VM Interface" on "6/06/2005 10:32 AM" I wrote
>>
>> "I assume that if the Harmony JVM gets half as good as is hoped
>> there will be companys who want to adopt the JVM but continue
>> to use Suns class library so that differences in libraries don't hurt
>> their customers."
>>
>
> If the Harmony JVM gets half as good as hoped, it will be fully J2SE 5
> compatible. If it passes the TCK, it's compatible. If that still hurts
> people, then that code is broken. You've got to draw the line  
> somewhere.
>
> And there is no reason to believe the VM part of Harmony will have
> higher quality than the class library. Especially not if the VM is
> written from scratch.
>
>
>>> Disregarding the illegality of distributing such a combo,
>>>
>>>
>> I am not sure why it would be illegal if someone like IBM were to  
>> use the
>> Harmony JVM but use Suns class library. Actually I think that this  
>> use case
>> is one of the aims of the project.
>>
>
> It is in violation of Sun's EULA.

IBM would understand this, and IBM, if they wanted to do this, would  
work out the licensing with Sun, I assume.  That's not our concern.

geir

>
> /Sven
>
>

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Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
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