OpenJDK projects promoting proprietary builds

Mark Wielaard mark at
Fri May 29 18:52:10 UTC 2009

Hi David,

On Fri, 2009-05-29 at 11:20 -0700, David Herron wrote:
> Unless something has changed since I left the OpenJDK project isn't
> publishing binary builds.

Various groups now have links to binary build downloads on their project
page. These builds are however not published under the normal terms that
the OpenJDK project uses (GPL plus various extra permissions), but under
terms that prevent all the normal activities that Free Software licenses

> Mebbe the JDK7 build announcements shouldn't be published on OpenJDK 

I might not have been clear. I would not object to having builds to
compare against. In this case I was happy to see binary builds since I
was seeing some failures in the nio2 jtreg results and wanted to make
sure it wasn't local issues (admittedly my local builds are slightly
hacked up). The problem is just that they aren't published under
acceptable terms. That was probably an oversight. I assume they should
have been published under the normal GPL terms.



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