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From Chris Gray <chris.g...@kiffer.be>
Subject Re: [Fwd: Re: [jchevm] JCHEVM discussion]
Date Mon, 13 Mar 2006 06:52:06 GMT
Geir,

> Note that the last snippet that you quote has been evolved to :
>
>    If you have answered yes to any question above, and that
>    implementation is not available under a recognized Open
>    Source license, you may not be an contributor to the
>    related component of Apache Harmony unless the copyright
>    owner of that implementation either:
>
> The key change is "and that implementation is not available under a
> recognized Open Source license" - because except for copying, which we
> don't allow, any ideas found in open-source-licensed source code are not
> trade secrets and therefore able to be re-implemented by others in
> independent, differently-licensed implementations.

I do hope this is correct, because otherwise the pool of potential VM 
developers is even smaller than we thought it was. Heaven help me (and Wonka) 
if Dalibor finds out that for a few weeks at the end of the last century I 
worked on a port of Kaffe ...

Chris

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