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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] compatibility packages
Date Wed, 16 Aug 2006 20:13:11 GMT
I might have chosen to phrase it slightly differently, but yes IBM
licenses the Sun code, so the sun.* packages in an IBM JRE come from the
same original source (modulo any IBM applied changes).

Regards,
Tim

Alex Blewitt wrote:
> On 14/08/06, Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>>
>> 3) Clearly there's value in providing these [sun.* classes], as other
>> implementations
>> (BEA, IBM, Apple) include them.
> 
> Possibly true, but for different reasons. They license the source code
> bulk from Sun, not re-implement their own. (They have patches etc.
> that sit on top of them, of course.) As a result, there's a bunch of
> internal stuff that is exactly the same as Sun's, and so depends on
> the sun.* classes.
> 
> The value (to them) is that they don't have to spend time re-writing
> the sun.* classes instead of something else. There's no value
> necessarily to the end user; it's a selfish decision on their part,
> nothing more.
> 
> Alex.
> 
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Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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