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From Davanum Srinivas <dava...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ASF has been shipping GPL exception stuff for years and still is ;)
Date Mon, 05 Dec 2005 16:53:01 GMT

for example, there is work done already on XSLTC
(http://xml.apache.org/xalan-j/xsltc_usage.html) in Xalan. I'd like to
be able to make *my* JRE distribution use this by default. To save
space, i *don't* want to use the gnu xml stuff. why should i have to
distribute that? see my point?


On 12/5/05, Anthony Green <green@redhat.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-12-05 at 00:13 -0500, Davanum Srinivas wrote:
> > But even then, there is no guarantee that people will want to do it
> > because they can't make a closed fork if they want to for whatever
> > reason. (Which ASL allows and if people wanted to do that, they would
> > already be participating in one of the existing VM's in the classpath
> > galaxy).
> This is true.  My feeling about this, as it relates to the core class
> libraries, is that this is no place for proprietary innovation.  Let
> people innovate around JIT, GC or other technology, but we're all better
> off collaborating on a first class J2SE-certifiable core class library
> collection.
> The proprietary Java vendors seem to agree on this point since, as far
> as I can tell, they all use the same class libraries as well.
> AG

Davanum Srinivas : http://wso2.com/blogs/

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