Licensing questions

Mark Wielaard mark at
Thu Jan 21 12:54:33 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-01-21 at 13:24 +0100, Mario Torre wrote:
> Il giorno gio, 21/01/2010 alle 06.52 -0500, Geir Magnusson Jr. ha
> scritto:
> > Mr Levy may discover that his paths lead to Sun's software sales group
> This is a myth. I never had any problem so far, neither I will have as
> soon as the fairness of the license is respected (which is, of course,
> from both sides).

I agree. And this has always been the case. Even with GNU Classpath and
GCJ, which are also distributed under the GPL (+ specific exceptions).
As long as the tit-for-tat share-alike nature of the GPL is respected.
GNU Classpath and GCJ have been distributed with millions of desktops,
servers, embedded devices, TVs, settop-boxes, etc. Likewise is OpenJDK
(and the IcedTea derivative) embedded in various commercial GNU/Linux
enterprise products, all while respecting the GPL of course, and without
any interaction with any Sun sales group. That is precisely what Free
Software allows.



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