[Fwd: DLJ 6u10 bundles have been posted on jdk-distros.dev.java.net]

Mark Wielaard mark at klomp.org
Fri Oct 17 09:12:34 PDT 2008

Hi Dalibor,

On Fri, 2008-10-17 at 00:15 +0200, Dalibor Topic wrote:
> Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> > Only if you want to regress to a non-Free build, as I presume this is
> > the proprietary JDK i.e.
> > the exact opposite of OpenJDK.
> >   
> I'm not aware of a way to build OpenJDK on sparc using non-free tools
> somewhere in the build process.
> Yet. ;)

It is coming along nicely:

I agree with Andrew. These DLJ bundles seem inappropriate for this list.
Not only is it a proprietary fork of what we are all working so hard on
to fully liberate. It is distributed under a very controversial license
that was explicitly written to divide the community that wants to work
collaboratively on free alternatives like GNU Classpath, gcj, cacao,
jamvm, kaffe and now icedtea/openjdk.

DLJ 2.c says: "you do not combine, configure or distribute the Software
to run in conjunction with any additional software that implements the
same or similar functionality or APIs as the Software"

The DLJ FAQ explains: "you can't use pieces of the JDK configured in
conjunction with any alternative technologies to create hybrid
implementations, or mingle the code from the JDK with non-JDK components
of any kind so that they run together."

Which is precisely the core value of IcedTea and friends...

So, lets see if we can somehow get the DLJ license fixed and make it
possible to intermingle the code of these projects. Then I think it
would be much more appropriate for all. Currently however it is of
little use to anybody on this list since even configuring or running it
together with our projects is disallowed.



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