Licensing restrictions around distributing this port
johnyeary at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 05:29:30 PDT 2010
There should be no issues around licensing. I have a conference call on
Friday to see about getting more binaries built by Oracle. Until there is
some word, it would still be prudent for the community to post ones like you
noted for less popular platforms.
I was able to build x32/64 binaries for OS X, but the PPC is still a no-op.
I tried using Shark instead of Zero, but it did not work either. I did not
have time to search for the issue on the weekend.
On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 3:02 PM, Christos Zoulas <christos at zoulas.com>wrote:
> On Oct 25, 2:28pm, landonf at plausible.coop (Landon Fuller) wrote:
> -- Subject: Re: Licensing restrictions around distributing this port
> | On Oct 25, 2010, at 2:13 PM, Jonathan Hess wrote:
> | > I remember that SoyLatte was encumbered by the some kind of JCP
> developer license restriction. However, my understanding is that this port
> should not be. Is that understanding correct? Is there anything special
> about the BSD port that makes it license differently from the regular
> OpenJDK's GPL2 license?
> | The short answer is that the OpenJDK BSD-Port is fully redistributable,
> and is licensed under the same terms as the the mainline OpenJDK (GPLv2 or
> | The original BSD port of Java 6 (including Mac OS X support) was based on
> the Java Research License (JRL) sources as provided by Sun, and subject to
> associated distribution restrictions. The project was granted a one-time
> re-licensing to permit the merging into OpenJDK under GPLv2/GPLv2+CPE, which
> is what's available from the BSD-Port project today.
> I guess this means that we can put binaries up for ftp based on OpenJDK
> BSD-Port snapshots that have not been JCK tested. Is that right?
> I would like to be able to put up binaries for the less popular platforms
> on NetBSD because the bootstrapping issues makes building OpenJDK very
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