making j2se more portable
Phil.Race at Sun.COM
Fri Jun 1 18:27:03 UTC 2007
> I'm guessing it's to avoid trademark issues with the word "unix".
You are probably right but Posix is also a trademark.
There's an ® after almost every one of the many uses of posix on that page,
which suggests they are keen on reminding people.
At least in the case of "solaris" Sun owns the trademark .. and
hopefully we aren't likely to complain to ourselves.
Gary Benson wrote:
> Phil Race wrote:
>> Gary Benson wrote:
>>> Pieter Libin wrote:
>>>> However, I think renaming the solaris directory into unix would
>>>> make a lot of sense.
>>> "posix" would probably be more correct.
>> Not sure about that for a couple of reasons
>> * The largest chunk of code in src/solaris is related to UI libs (eg
>> X11 etc) which is not in the scope of POSIX. I suspect the same goes
>> for a chunk of the rest.
>> * Some versions of Windows are in fact POSIX compliant too
> Ok, maybe "posix" wouldn't be correct, but a lot of FLOSS projects use
> the term. I'm guessing it's to avoid trademark issues with the word
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