Zdenek Tronicek tronicek at
Wed Jun 18 23:33:01 PDT 2008

Hi Neal,

I would like to ask you for one thing: if you plan any changes in  
syntax (e.g. -> instead of =>), do it now and not at the very end.

> My understanding -- which may be incorrect -- is that you began work
> on the Closures prototype before May 2007, using the javac code that
> was GPL'd in November 2006 combined with some non-javac code (e.g.,
> some existing java.lang classes) acquired under the JRL.  If this is
> true then your modifications to the non-javac code are covered by the
> JRL rather than GPLv2 even though the same non-javac code was later
> made available under GPLv2.

I must admit I do not understand the matter here. Is it a problem for  
you to say something like: "ok, I throw away all the old code and  
start now from the scratch... so all my code is based on code under  
GPLv2"? Or, this is not possible?

Zdenek Tronicek
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Prague                   tel: +420 2 2435 7410

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