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From Robin Garner <Robin.Gar...@anu.edu.au>
Subject Re: Minutes of First Harmony Meeting
Date Tue, 05 Jul 2005 05:45:45 GMT
I don't know where you get the idea that downloading JikesRVM or any
component thereof 'contaminates' you.  The e-mail you refer to talks
about redistributing a work derived from a CPL-ed work as part of an
Apache distribution.  

While MMTk is a component of JikesRVM, it is maintained by a distinct
subgroup of the JikesRVM community.  If Harmony were to use MMTk, I'm
sure we could make it available under an appropriate license.  

In any case, the development model of MMTk is to be portable, as
reflected in the Rotor and JNode ports, and to maintain a common code
base for all platforms it supports.  There would then be no issue of
distributing a derived work.

Can't you just work on the same basis as people are with Classpath -
just proceed as though the license issues will eventually be worked
out ?


On Mon, 2005-07-04 at 22:17 -0700, Weldon Washburn wrote:
> Unfortunately, I am not allowed to download JikesRVM at this time. 
> Since I can't download Jikes, I did the next best thing -- a Google
> search.  As far as I can tell, MMTK is part of JikesRVM and does not
> exist as a stand-alone entity.  Is this correct?
> Also, the following mail archive says that Apache has issues with CPL code:
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/200503.mbox/%3C26645680-8D0F-11D9-ACFB-000A95D41A40@apache.org%3E
> Does MMTK exist under any other license?  I'd like to look at the
> MMTK/VM interface(s) but don't know how to do this without becoming
> contaminated.  Does anyone have any ideas?
>    Thanks
>        Weldon
> On 7/1/05, Daniel Feinberg <csdread@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I can't find the license to MMTK.  Can you post a pointer?
> > If you download JikesRVM you can see in the MMTK directory that it is
> > licenced under CPL or the Common Public Licence.
> > 
> > This is quoted from the licence file supplied with MMTK:
> > 
> > MMTk is free, open source software, distributed and freely
> > redistributable under the Common Public License (CPL).  The CPL has
> > been certified by the Open Source Initiative as an open source
> > license.  The CPL meets the Debian Free Software Guidelines.
> > 
> > 
> > --
> > Daniel Feinberg
> > http://www.cs.unm.edu/~danielf
> >

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