Classpath exception

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Wed Mar 11 13:46:03 UTC 2009

A non-F/OSS-savvy co-worker asked me (as the resident F/OSS expert in a
mostly closed-source shop) about the implications of the GPL for Java
code.  The quick answer is that HotSpot and the standard library are
distributed under the GPL with the classpath exception, but I'm a little
unclear on the details of the latter.  If it thinks what I think it
means, I don't see why Sun couldn't simply have used the LGPL.  Any

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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