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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Sun JRL
Date Sun, 08 May 2005 22:04:38 GMT
acoliver@apache.org wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> http://java.net/jrl.html - Java Research License
> 
> Sun's new JRL license includes a "residual knowlege" clause.  It appears 
> as if I could look at the code to JDK 6.0, learn and then use what I've 
> learned and go work on Mono if I wanted (provided there weren't patents 
> involved).  Meaning there isnt' any real long term obligation involved 
> in this license.  If this interpretation correct?
> 
> I've always wanted to get involved in fixing a few irks with Java but 
> this issue always held me up as I have higher Virtual Machine 
> aspirations in my future.

Surely only so long as you use it for "Research Use" only. Which 
excludes distribution in any useful sense of the word.

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