Fwd: Closures in openjdk

Neal Gafter neal at gafter.com
Tue Jun 24 14:24:18 PDT 2008

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 1:38 PM, Mark Reinhold <mr at sun.com> wrote:

> After looking into this further I now believe that you can forward-port
> the changes you made to code you licensed under the JRL and publish them
> under GPLv2.  This is possible solely because the exact same code is now
> available under GPLv2 and you could simply license it from Sun under
> GPLv2 and achieve the same result.
> The resulting files should, of course, carry the usual OpenJDK GPLv2
> legal notice at the top, rather than the original JRL notice.
> As far as I can see, you need no "special dispensation" at this point in
> order to publish your Closures prototype under GPLv2.


Thanks for following up.  The delta I sent has only GPLv2 licenses (no JRL
licenses), so I'm all set to push those changes after merging with the

(As always, IANAL and this does not constitute legal advice.)

For intellectual property matters I get my legal advice from Stuart Clark of
Carr and Ferrell LLP <http://www.carrferrell.com/attorneys_clark.html>.  :-)

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