Java ME and GPL and no linking exception
There is a /very important/ issue that needs clarification... It seems
the GPL linking exception was not applied to Java ME -- is that the case?
The concern has to do with the effects of GPL on applications. By _not
using LGPL_ -or- _not applying the GPL linking exception_ to Java ME, as
was done for Java SE, we might be exposed to the following concern:
Would it be true that when writing a |MIDlet| (or |Xlet|), since we are
"extending" the platform, that our app-level code (MIDlets, Xlets) must
At first, my interpretation was this would apply if changing or
extending /the platform/-itself (as in the runtime)...
This can be interpreted both ways; extending a Java platform class
*/is/* a form of extending the platform.
We really need a clarification on this as soon as possible... Read the
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