Licensing question

Dalibor Topic dalibor.topic at
Fri Sep 30 17:22:28 UTC 2016

Per the OpenJDK FAQ:

Can I expect to get specific legal advice or answers to my legal questions on OpenJDK mailing lists?

In general, no. The OpenJDK mailing lists serve for technical work around development of specific OpenJDK projects.

In my opinion asking legal questions on mailing lists is at best just a waste of everyone's time. 

Dalibor Topić 

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> On 30 Sep 2016, at 18:49, Raffaello Giulietti <raffaello.giulietti at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm aware that this might not be the ideal place to ask about licensing
> issues but I'm just looking for unbinding opinions, not legal advice.
> My understanding is that Graal is licensed under the "viral" GPL while
> Truffle is licensed under the less restrictive GPL with Classpath exception.
> What does this imply for a Truffle language implementation that makes
> use of Graal for performance, even if it does not link directly to the
> Graal API?
> Does it indirectly inherit the stricter GPL status or can it be
> distributed with any license as allowed by the GPL with Classpath exception?
> Greetings
> Raffaello

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