Re: Rationale for the Classpath exception neugens.limasoftware at
Thu May 19 11:40:59 UTC 2011

My knowledge is that a java class is by definition self contained in its execution environment, so different classes with different licenses can be mixed together, so this restriction does bot apply, unless you modify the source code of course.

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Da: "Florian Weimer" <fweimer at>
Data: gio, mag 19, 2011 13:10
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* neugens:

> I don't follow you rationale, what does it have to do the class
> library, with the license if the vm, with Apache code?

Apache code is usually licensed under the Apache License, version 2.0,
which is widely believed to be incompatible with the terms of the
GNU General Public License, version 2.

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