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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Full disclosure - GPL exception stuff (licensing - yuck!)
Date Sat, 03 Dec 2005 23:33:13 GMT
On Dec 3, 2005, at 5:23 PM, David N. Welton wrote:

> Perhaps the difference is that with the bits and pieces of gcc that  
> you
> get, you don't even realize that you have them, which is different  
> from
>  noting that you have several .jar files floating around in your
> download that aren't under the same terms as the rest of the code.

I think a different way to say it, one that is clearer for my  
thinking, is that there is no dependence in the code, or on having to  
use GCC - a user can take the source and recompile with some other  
compiler to get working software.

> As far as I'm concerned, though, I'd vote for practicality - I don't
> care how 'free java' is licensed, as long as I can link proprietary  
> code
> to it if needs be, and it frees me from using Sun's java, and all the
> restrictions that that entails.

Coming soon :)


Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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