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Re: Win CE port

From: Roman Kennke
Subject: Re: Win CE port
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 17:34:20 +0100

Hi there,

Am Freitag, den 20.01.2006, 13:05 -0800 schrieb Per Bothner:
> Mark Wielaard wrote:
> > Hi Phillipe,
> > 
> > On Fri, 2006-01-20 at 15:03 +0100, Philippe Laporte wrote:
> > 
> >>     It is our understanding that a GPL VM can't be freely redistributed 
> >>in a commercial product.
> > 
> > 
> > There should be no trouble at all freely redistributing such a thing in
> > a commercial product. Just make sure you distribute the source code for
> > it to your users.
> Just to clarify:
> Depends what you mean by "it".  If you mean the VM, that may not be
> enough, since in an embedded environment it is likely the VM is linked
> in with the commercial product.  In that case you may also have to
> freely redistributing source for the commercial product.

AFAICS this is true for the GPL, but not so with the GPL+linking
exception under which GNU Classpath is distibuted. Maybe someone with
more insight in the license (Mark? Dalibor?) could clarify this?


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