IcedTea on Appliances
jonnyt at abpni.co.uk
Wed May 5 10:26:37 PDT 2010
On 05/05/10 17:40, Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> On 5 May 2010 17:26, Jonathan Tripathy<jonnyt at abpni.co.uk> wrote:
>> Hi Folks,
>> Is someone allowed to distribute IcedTea with an "Appliance" (e.g. Set Top
>> Box, Firewall, etc..) without paying Oracle for a licence?
> First of all, IcedTea has nothing to do with Oracle. It's an
> independent project.
> IcedTea is a build harness for OpenJDK, along with other components
> (the Zero assembler and ARM ports for architectures beyond
> x86/x86_64/SPARC, a Free Software plugin and Web Start implementation,
> etc.). For licensing, please consult the COPYING file in IcedTea and
> the license of dependencies such as OpenJDK. For commercial
> deployment, it also may be worth consulting a lawyer.
I was always under the impression that the whole of icedtea was released
under GPL (With libraries having a linking exception).
Are there some exceptions to the above rule? Why should I consult a
lawyer, is what I'm asking. I'm aware of my GPL obligations :)
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