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From: Patrik Reali
Subject: doc/
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 22:10:31 +0100 (CET)

Some more legal FAQ entries, checked by the FSF legal people.


Index: doc/
RCS file: /cvsroot/classpath/classpath/doc/,v
retrieving revision 1.2
diff -u -r1.2 faq.wml
--- doc/ 2 Feb 2004 22:14:28 -0000       1.2
+++ doc/ 16 Feb 2004 21:06:25 -0000
@@ -96,6 +96,26 @@
 Please check the FSF FAQ on the GNU GPL: <createlink 
+<faq question="What does the exception allow me to do?">
+<p>If you combine GNU Classpath <em>with independent modules to produce an
+executable</em> you can <em>copy and distribute the resulting executable under
+terms of your choice</em>.</p>
+<p>So you can use and distribute GNU Classpath as is in your program without 
changing the license of your software.</p>
+<faq question="I have a question about licensing GNU Classpath. Who can I 
+Direct such questions to <a href="mailto:address@hidden";>address@hidden</a>. 
The FSF is the
+official copyright holder of Classpath and sets the distribution terms
+<faq question="How can I be sure that my application does not break the 
+The FSF has a GPL-compliance lab which offers consulting services for
+companies who are working to develop products that incorporate Free
+Software so that they can do so in ways that comply with the terms of
+the GPL and other Free Software licenses. If you are interested in this
+service, please write to <a href="mailto:address@hidden";>address@hidden</a>.
 <faq-section name="Classpath Development">
@@ -108,6 +128,8 @@
 intellectual property system of the United States, GNU projects tend to
 be a bit picky about getting signatures from all contributors. Please do
 not see this as a personal offence.
+<p>Giving the copyright to the FSF also gives us a clear paper trail where 
changes come from, which confirms our clean-room status.
 <p>See also <a 

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