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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Kaffe ZipOutputStream problem
Date Wed, 07 Mar 2001 07:40:21 GMT
At 03:56  7/3/01 +0900, Takashi Okamoto wrote:
>> BTW neither japhar, kaffe, classpth nor apache are opensource - they are
>> actually free software ;)
>We can't say completely free software when it is depend on non-free

sure it can - else it would not be possible to have free software on OSes
based on Win32.

>It can not be part of Debian System by Debian Free Software
>Guildline. (I'm applicant for Debian Project.) 

It would be nice to be compatable - but I don't think that is a main
priority (gonna break when we go java2 with ant2 anyway). However if you
want to help and make sure that compiles/runs fine under kaffe and it
doesn't comprmise code quality then go for it ;)

>Please don't ignore
>Kaffe and Japhar (tomcat and regexp guys ignore them too!!). I hope
>that you'll collaborate with other project.

While I am a big fan of CLASSPATH and I wrote a JVM based on japhar once I
don't think many will go out of their way to help Kaffe being incompatible.
Kaffe is largely incompatible with many java apps and until they can
achieve at least a baseline quality I am not going to spend extra cycles
worrying about them. Besides don't you know that we are "the enemy"
accoridng to the GPL camp ;)



| "Faced with the choice between changing one's mind, |
| and proving that there is no need to do so - almost |
| everyone gets busy on the proof."                   |
|              - John Kenneth Galbraith               |

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