ASSEMBLY_EXCEPTION should be removed ?

mark.reinhold at mark.reinhold at
Thu Dec 21 15:10:01 UTC 2017

2017/12/20 2:15:10 -0800, volker.simonis at
> in the course of the recent licensing cleanups I've just realized that
> the OpenJDK sources as well as the generated images still contain the
> ASSEMBLY_EXCEPTION license file [1].
> I think this is just a leftover of the first OpenJDK versions which
> still required some binary parts provided by Sun at time in order to
> build and run successfully. As far as I can tell, this is not
> necessary since at least OpenJDK 7 so I think the ASSEMBLY_EXCEPTION
> file could also be removed.
> What do you think?

I think this is a legal question, so I've asked a lawyer.
At this point I don't expect an answer until January.

- Mark

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