Licensing questions

Geir Magnusson Jr. geir at
Thu Jan 21 11:52:56 UTC 2010

This is sage advice.

In addition, given the history of Apache Harmony and Open JDK and the motivations behind the Apache-Sun TCK licensing dispute (protect Sun's Java licensing revenue), Mr Levy may discover that his paths lead to Sun's software sales group.

OTOH, now that the EU CC has decided to get out of the way, maybe things will be different with ORCL as our corporate overlord :)


On Jan 21, 2010, at 4:35 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:

> On 01/21/2010 07:52 AM, Avner Levy wrote:
>> I would appreciate if someone can point out where is the best place to ask
>> license related questions (commercial usage on embedded platforms) regarding
>> the OpenJDK.
> The usual advice with free software is that if you need legal advice,
> consult a lawyer.  Having said that, the rules about GPL and
> GPL+exception are not all that mystifying unless you're trying to do
> something borderline.
> Andrew.

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