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If you change the JVM I believe you need the certification kit which isn't open source to certify that its a valid JVM which I guess it wouldn't be so essentially you can't call it "Java" any more for one .
I think this is where the guys working on the open JVM called foul and they weren't trying to change Java.
"Eagles may soar but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines" SCJP 1.6, SCWCD 1.4, SCJD 1.5,SCBCD 5