patent trap


The TCK Trap

You want to fork the OpenJDK. If you don’t care about calling it Java, you can, under copyright law and the GPLv2, just cut the release, publish it, and go about your business. The catch is that there are tons of patents all over the JVM, and the GPLv2 does not include any patent protections.

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Banshee May Put Ubuntu, Canonical At Risk

Banshee is going to be the default music player for Ubuntu which makes me worry. Banshee is based on the controversial Mono technologies developed by Novell employees. Richard M Stallman has warned against Mono and C# which applies to Banshee as well.

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Created by JRepin 11 years 16 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 16 weeks ago
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