Public Domain Python

Tim Dixon tdixon at
Sun Sep 10 05:35:00 CEST 2000

On 09 Sep 2000 20:11:16 -0700, Pat McCann posted:
>"Tom" <nospam at> writes:
>There might be a flaw in the above, since someone just said that one
>couldn't legally independently create a Java compiler without Sun's
>permission.  That's news to me.  I know you couldn't CALL it a Java
>compiler because of the trademark, but I'm not aware of any reason
>Sun can prevent you from implementing the language.  It's certainly
>no trade secret nor subject of any patent that I'm aware of. Anyone

I think the restrictions on Java (which bit Microsoft) relate to licensing
the name Java, which Sun keeps as a trademark.


Tim Dixon   tdixon at

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