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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: [OT(?)] Encumbered code in openjdk - code under Apache License?
Date Fri, 25 May 2007 07:41:19 GMT
Work is in progress - expect an official answer shortly on the final
word on AL - GPL (3) compatibility.


Niclas Hedhman wrote:
> On 5/13/07, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>> Yep.  They need to figure that one out.  I heard secondhand that I
>> believe Mark Reinhold said that they would fix this.  I'm not sure
>> how.  Should be interesting.
> eh, easy;  Sun has not done any Copyright assigns to FSF, so the legal
> department at Sun will issue their own interpretation of whether AL is
> kosher or not, just like JBoss has (albeit for the less encumbered
> LGPL)... Expect to see a Sun statement; "We don't see AL being
> incompatible with GPL." sooner or later.
> Cheers
> Niclas

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