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An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Other implementations, i.e. those independent of OpenJDK, *may* get a patent licence from Oracle if they show they conform, which requires the TCK.
Apache resigns from the Java Community Process executive committee
Posted Dec 13, 2010 4:38 UTC (Mon) by aliguori (subscriber, #30636)
So in theory, even if I just copied a few lines of code from OpenJDK and implemented everything else from scratch, I still get full patent licenses. The catch is, if I copy anything from a GPL software, my license must be GPL-compatible and the end-result is something that is effectively GPL'd.
By the virtue of being Apache Licensed, there is no way Harmony can claim to be a derivative product of OpenJDK which means it doesn't get to share the patent license. If they integrated two lines of OpenJDK code and relicensed to GPL, they'd be covered.
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