Classpath exception

Sacha Labourey slaboure at
Wed Mar 11 13:57:19 UTC 2009

See item 2) on this page:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dag-Erling Smørgrav [mailto:des at]
> Sent: mercredi, 11. mars 2009 14:46
> To: license-discuss at
> Subject: Classpath exception
> 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
> pointers?
> --
> Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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