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From Jon Stevens <...@latchkey.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] about kjc
Date Sat, 01 Dec 2001 21:03:37 GMT
on 12/1/01 10:08 AM, "Remy Maucherat" <remm@apache.org> wrote:

>> Hi, tomcat users and developrs!
>> 
>> /* I have post this patch twice. This is third time. */
>> 
>> Do you know kjc which is one of the completely opensource Java
>> compiler? If not, you can see detail at http://www.dms.at/kopi.
>> 
>> Accoding to Edouard G. Parmelan's report
>> (http://rpmfind.net/tools/Kaffe/messages/1291.html), KJC HAVE BEATEN
>> SUN'S JAVA COMPILER since version 1.5 about JLS compatibility. It was
>> a grate news for Java open source community;)
>> 
>> I and teik-san (san means Mr. in Japanese) wrote two kjc plugin for
>> tomcat. One is for 3.3.x, and the other is for 4.0.x. If you take kjc
>> plugin, it's good advertisement and help for kjc. Do you respect
>> opensource? If so, could you take them?
>> 
>> 
>> BTW, kjc is distributed under GPL. But you can take these patch in
>> legal. Because you don't need to include kjc in tomcat. When you want to
>> use kjc, only then you have to include it. In the fact, I wrote kjc
>> plugin for Ant and it's really in it. So, you can also use kjc with
>> Ant fine:)
> 
> +1 for this patch as it is legal since it uses reflection.
> 
> Remy

I thought that using reflection to work with GPL code was still considered
illegal by the FSF.

-jon


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