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From: Andrew Haley
Subject: Re: CORBA
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 14:32:13 +0000

Stuart Ballard writes:
 > I made a blog entry back in December that's very relevant to this
 > discussion, where I investigated the license on JacORB in particular.
 > The problem is that it seems that most ORBs, including Free ones,
 > consider the source code provided by the OMG to be "free enough" and
 > don't bother reimplementing it. However, this source is under a
 > "freely redistributable but unmodifiable" license, which isn't free
 > enough for Classpath by a long shot.

The problem is that the OMG code is both a specification *and* an
implementation; specs perhaps should be unmodifiable but
implementations certainly not.  It's hard to know what to do.


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