OpenJDK JRE & Embedded Devices

Mark Wielaard mark at
Mon Jan 31 16:31:50 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-01-31 at 17:19 +0100, stephane.jeanjean at
> Is it possible to distribute a device with an embedded royalty free OpenJDK JRE ?

Sure! That is the whole point of OpenJDK to provide a fully free java
implementation that anybody can use for whatever they want without any
restrictions. As long as you obey the share-and-share alike of the GPL.
In fact you can already buy several of such devices right now. See for
example the bug labs work:
I even bought a netbook with IcedTea preinstalled several years back:



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