Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Classpath Exception

So I had almost exactly the same discussion with someone today about the GPL and Java that David Wood is alluding to.

Tim Bray has the answer: "Unmodified GPL2 for our SE, ME, and EE code. GPL2 + Classpath exception for the SE libraries. Javac and HotSpot and JavaHelp code drops today. The libraries to follow, with pain expected fighting through the encumbrances. Governance TBD, but external committers are a design goal. No short-term changes in the TCK or JCP.".
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