[Fsf-friends] Java is Free - 100%, Java Trap is broken

Anand Babu Periasamy ab at gnu.org.in
Wed Jun 25 10:53:17 IST 2008

EPL 1.0 is a free software license, but GNU GPL incompatible.
Anand Babu Periasamy
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CK Raju, Thrissur wrote:
> "Contributions from Foundation members through open collaboration will
> be integrated to further enhance the platform. The Foundation will
> make selected components available as open source at launch. It will
> then work to establish the most complete mobile software offering
> available in open source. This will be made available over the next
> two years and is intended to be released under Eclipse Public License
> (EPL) 1.0."
> ..http://www.symbian.com/news/pr/2008/pr200810018.html
> And the license is at http://www.eclipse.org/legal/epl-v10.html
> CK Raju
> On 6/25/08, Raj Mathur <raju at linux-delhi.org> wrote:
>> On Wednesday 25 Jun 2008, CK Raju, Thrissur wrote:
>>> "Tuesday, June 24, 2008 4:20 PM PDT
>>> Symbian's decision to make its source code freely available tips the
>>> scales in favor of open-source software in smartphones and could make
>>> it harder for Microsoft, and even other open-source platforms like
>>> Google's Android and Linux, to compete...."
>>> Complete story at
>>> http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/147521/symbian_shifts_m
>>> obile_world_to_open_source.html CK Raju
>> The story goes on to say:
>> ``They will offer it under a royalty-free license to members of a new
>> nonprofit group called the Symbian Foundation.''
>> Does that mean sharing of source is limited to members of the
>> Foundation?  How about independent developers and individuals, can we
>> get and use the source or not?
>> I'll take the announcement with a pinch of salt until the licensing
>> terms of the ``open'' Symbian OS are clarified.
>> Regards,
>> -- Raju
>> --
>> Raj Mathur                raju at kandalaya.org      http://kandalaya.org/
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