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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.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 06:09:14 GMT

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.

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


> cheers

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