Re: Licensing and the library version of git

From: Johannes Schindelin <>
Date: 2006-07-28 06:39:55

On Thu, 27 Jul 2006, Wolfgang Denk wrote:

> In message <> you wrote:
> >
> > I see that someone is already writing a pure Java version which will
> > work around the GPL problem assuming the Java version is released
> > under a compatible license.
> ... and assuming it is a clean-room  implementation  which  does  not
> borrow from the GPL code.

From a standpoint of copyright (which the GPL relies on), this is not 
possible: you cannot include C code into Java. And if it is _translated_ 
from C into Java, it is not copyrighted any more.


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Received on Thu, 27 Jul 2006 22:39:55 +0200 (CEST)

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