Proposed update to the OpenJDK Web Site Terms of Use

Martijn Verburg martijnverburg at
Mon Jun 25 07:45:07 UTC 2012

Hi Mark,

A few LJC folks looked at this in detail and are happy with it, it
aligns things nicely.  Good to see some click through barriers dropped

It would be nice if the OCA was grandfathered into the JSPA somehow,
but we realise that it is not practical at this time and requires
lengthy discussion.


On 20 June 2012 20:10,  <mark.reinhold at> wrote:
> A proposed update to the OpenJDK Web Site Terms of Use is available for
> review:
> Please send comments and questions regarding this proposal to the general
> discussion list [1] by Thursday, 5 July 2012.
> The primary goal of this update is to allow work on specifications for
> Java SE JSRs to take place in the OpenJDK Community, right alongside the
> work on their reference implementations.  The Expert Groups for such JSRs
> will hold their technical discussions in the open, for all to see.  The
> specifications they create will continue to be licensed under terms
> similar to those used in the past [2], but no click-through agreement
> will be required in order to access specification materials.  This change
> enables the specification leads of such JSRs to satisfy the transparency
> requirements of version 2.8 of the Java Community Process [3].
> Two other changes in this update are to specify explicitly that the
> default outbound license for all code is GPLv2 (previously it was
> unspecified), and to align the rest of the text more closely with
> Oracle's standard Terms-of-Use document.
> For details, please see:
>  - A Plain-English summary of the ToU
>  - The full legal ToU document
>  - Frequently-asked questions (FAQ)
> - Mark
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]

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