GPL with the Classpath exception - clarification needed

David Woolley forums at
Wed Mar 25 07:40:21 UTC 2009

Philippe Verdy wrote:

> But there are also "open-source" programs (provided with a OSI-approved
> licence) that are non-"free", i.e. incompatible with the GPL (they may
> contain for example ...
>                                                   --- or forbidden use in
> commercial apps or as essential part of paid products or services, or

These would violate the field of endeavour clause and wouldn't be OSI 

David Woolley
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