Change in Java SE 7 Reference Implementation license
henri.gomez at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 09:13:55 PDT 2011
>> What does it means exactly (I may misunderstood since english is not
>> my primary language).
> A JSR in the JCP must provide a Specification, a Conformance Test Suite
> (CTS), and one or more Reference Implementations (RIs). The RIs serve
> to demonstrate that the Specification is implementable, and so of course
> they must pass the CTS. There are typically only a small number of RIs;
> in the case of Java SE 7, just for linux-x64 and windows-x86.
> There can be many distinct products that implement the Specification,
> potentially from lots of different vendors. Each such product must pass
> the CTS. That doesn't make them into RIs, however, nor is there really
> any need for them to be RIs.
Ok, it's clearer now.
Many thanks Mark
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