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From "Nathan Beyer" <nbe...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm][mmtk] location of mmtk.jar that's needed by JIT helper inlining -- did this get resolved?
Date Tue, 28 Nov 2006 06:12:32 GMT
On 11/28/06, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>
>
> Robin Garner wrote:
> > Rana Dasgupta wrote:
> >> On 11/26/06, Mikhail Fursov <mike.fursov@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> >My proposal is to use:
> >>> >http://cs.anu.edu.au/people/Robin.Garner/mmtk-20061012.jar as primary
> >>> >location and
> >>> >http://nightworks.sourceforge.net/mmtk-20061012.jar as backup today
and
> >>> >replace it with smaller library when Steve will put it to
> >>> vmmagic.sf.netsite
> >>
> >>
> >> Hi Robin,
> >>   Are you planning to update vmmagic.sf.net soon? As far as I know, it
> >> has
> >> always been empty. I am not very comfortable on taking an external
> >> dependency on a personal website.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Rana
> >>
> >
> > Just clarified this with Steve.  We are planning to put the first
> > release of vmmagic up in 3-4 weeks, as soon as JikesRVM has finished its
> > transition to Java 1.5 (the first commit for this happened yesterday).
> > This affects vmmagic because we are moving to Annotations for the pragmas.
> >
> > We are also discussing licensing, and the possibility of releasing the
> > interface into the Public Domain (which requires the agreement of the
> > copyright holders in the JikesRVM project).
>
> Why public domain?  That can actually be problematic from a strict
> licensing POV for reasons I don't remember or can't really explain clearly.

This is off topic, but that seems counter-intuitive. Wouldn't public
domain mean no worries?

-Nathan

>
> Any chance of you putting under something really simple and well
> understood, like a BSD-like license?  (I can help find one for you...)
>
> geir
>
>
> >
> > cheers
> >
>

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