Alexander Terekhov wrote:
And how did that help SUN?
Sun tries to get Java widely used, and this increased the number
of places in which it might be used. (Not by much, of course -
Java was already used on most GNU/Linux systems.)
Being on the FSF's list of licenses "compatible with the GPL" doesn't
turn a license into the GPL, silly.
It means that one can build a program which combines GPLed code and
code under the other license and distribute it to users under the GPL
as a whole. The creators of the other portions retain their copyrights,
but when the combined work is copied and distributed, the source code
for all the pieces must be made available.
And, BTW, Eclipse license is "incompatible with the GNU GPL".
You're right - I missed the break in the page where "compatible"
switches to "incompatible".