[PLUG] The "Java Is Open" Contest

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Thu Nov 16 22:49:35 PST 2006


Aditya Godbole wrote:
> On 11/16/06, Harshad Oak <harshad.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello Plug Members,
>>
>> As you might know, Java Is Now Open Source.
> 
> Hi,
> 
> As Sun announced, Sun's Java will now be under the GNU GPL subject to
> the classpath exception. I don't really know much Java, but can
> someone decipher the classpath exception license (link given below)?
> Can someone give a more elaborate interpretation of the terms of the
> license?
> 
> http://www.gnu.org/software/classpath/license.html

The classpath exception was formed when Red Hat donated a chunk of 
original gcj related work to GNU. It is functionally similar to the LGPL 
license.

> 
> Also, the Classpath exception doesn't seem to be listed in the list of
> recognised opensource licesnces - http://www.opensource.org/licenses/

Exceptions dont go into the licenses list.

Rahul





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