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Re: address@hidden: Re: [Jikesrvm-researchers] Congratulations on Jikes-

From: Mark Wielaard
Subject: Re: address@hidden: Re: [Jikesrvm-researchers] Congratulations on Jikes-RVM 2.0 - questions about licensing.]
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2001 22:58:48 +0200
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On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 09:57:46AM +0200, Yann SECQ wrote:
> Kevin A. Burton wrote:
> >It would be at least nice to compare and contrast between the different
> >implementations to see if there is anythign we can bring over.  Of course 
> >if it isn't Free Software there is nothing we can do.
> It's always the same question : what do you mean by free software ?
Read <>

> I think it is not copyleft, but it is an approved OpenSource license.
The Jikes VM itself is (probably) Free Software since it is released under
the Common Public License which is derived from the IBM Public License which
is a Free Software license. But the class libraries are certainly not Free
Software since they are distributed under a separate license which is very
restrictive. See <>.


Stuff to read:
  What's Wrong with Copy Protection, by John Gilmore

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