Re: Can I ship OpenJDK with proprietary software?


From Dave Page Feb 24, 2010 4:56 PM

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 9:51 PM, Lussier, Denis <> wrote:
> I'm not your lawyer or even a lawyer, but, I'm pretty darn certain the
> answer is YES.  :-)
> OpenJDK is GPL and you therfore have the right to distribute it along
> with your software in binary format.   You should keep the OpenJDK/JRE
> distinct and seperate from your code the same way u would if you were
> shipping the Oracle Proprietary JRE.

Oh, that's annoying. I was just considering shipping it with one of my
installers with which a separate JVM install would be a PITA. I was
assuming (prior to proper research of course) it would be LGPL :-(

And yes Luss - I have actually been hacking Java code for about 2 weeks now :-p

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