Re: Stupid eclipse/android question

Lew <>
Tue, 01 Mar 2011 19:29:05 -0500
On 03/01/2011 05:01 PM, Tom Anderson wrote:

On Mon, 28 Feb 2011, Lew wrote:

On Feb 28, 3:50 pm, Dirk Bruere at NeoPax <>

On 28/02/2011 20:42, Stefan Ram wrote:

Dirk Bruere at NeoPax<> writes:

On 28/02/2011 20:29, Daniele Futtorovic wrote:

Please don't tell me you pressed the red button.
The one that said "Do Not Press"?

        You acknowledge that Licensed Software is not designed
       or intended for use in the design, construction,
       operation or maintenance of any nuclear facility.

Shit. Back to Basic for my home nuke then.

Java 6 has the same restriction if you use Oracle's version.

The question is harder to answer for OpenJDK. The Sun binary license for
OpenJDK has the no-nukes clause but the GPL does not.

No, but if you do use it to build nukes, you have to give them to everybody.

Not really. You just have to give the source code with them and let them
modify it. There's nothing in the GPL that forces you to give your nukes, and
thus your source code, to anyone, or to do so free of charge.

For those who might wonder, by the casual term "nuke" I mean nuclear power
plant, of course.

Although - the wording is tricky. They say "nuclear facility". That could
include cancer treatment centers, X-ray device factories, particle
accelerators, science laboratories, uranium mines, and Acme Cloud Chamber Co.

But wait - isn't all matter ultimately nuclear - I mean, just because no one
has a good TOE doesn't mean there is no unifying principle. That would mean
absolutely everything is a nuclear facility and Java isn't good for anything.

Certainly the modern computer, using FETs and the like, is itself a nuclear
facility, so it's clear that whatever else you might say, Java is not intended
for use in Java development.

Honi soit qui mal y pense.

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