Subject: Re: Proprietary but flexible licenses.
From: Ben Laurie <ben@algroup.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 08 May 2001 09:20:54 +0100

Danese Cooper wrote:
> 5. The Compatibility Rules for Java2, Standard Edition identify some code that you
> cannot modify (because Sun feels that any other implementation would break the "Write
Once,
> Run Anywhere" value proposition of Java).  For this reason, a "cleanroom" clone of
> Java2, Standard Edition couldn't possibly pass compatibility.  You MUST use some Sun
code.

If compatibility tests can't detect this without reading the source
(which, of course, they can't), they are clearly mislabelled. I presume
they should be called "profit protection tests".

Cheers,

Ben.

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