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Re: GNU Classpath

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: GNU Classpath
Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 09:22:16 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> The GNU Classpath website

> is full of violations of the published guidelines for use of Sun
> trademarks:


> The trademarks should never be used as nouns or in possessives, but GNU
> Classpath's web site does that all over the place.

That's OK.  It's Sun's responsibility to actively complain about such
violations in order to protect its trademark, or else risk losing it.

> The GNU Classpath project takes great care in establishing that
> developers are clean with respect to not having read the
> implementation's source code--but should developers also be clean from
> having read the API specification?  The API's license file specifically
> says that nothing other than internal usage of the specification is
> allowed except for complete implementations that pass the required
> conformance tests.

The license can't be saying that.  Otherwise it would mean you can't use the
API for the purpose of writing application code ;-P.


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