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From "Henrik Stahl" <hst...@bea.com>
Subject RE: [general] Harmony performance page
Date Tue, 30 Jan 2007 15:12:57 GMT

Hm. We may have an issue here, I'll check with BEA legal why that
statement is there. Please refrain from publishing any performance
results on the JRockit evalutation VM until further notice.

There is no such restriction in the standard BEA JRockit. License here:

-- Henrik

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Ellison [mailto:t.p.ellison@gmail.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 4:07 PM
> To: dev@harmony.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [general] Harmony performance page
> Henrik Stahl wrote:
> > JRockit doesn't have any restrictions on this. Just be 
> careful not to 
> > use SPEC benchmarks without checking the SPEC benchmark rules first.
> It's always worth reading the terms under which you get a JRE 
> to check that you are allowed to measure and publish 
> performance numbers -- some licences specifically disallow it [1].
> In any case, I think it would be good manners to note on the 
> Harmony performance page that the numbers are an indication 
> of the entire stack (or to put it another way, we don't want 
> to imply that a VM is poor at performance when it is really 
> the fault of performance issues in the class libraries).
> [1] The JRockit for Harmony license includes a restriction to 
> not "disclose the results of software performance benchmarks 
> to any third party without BEA's prior written consent" -- 
> this is not unusual.
> Regards,
> Tim
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