IcedTea on Appliances
aph at redhat.com
Wed May 5 10:29:04 PDT 2010
On 05/05/2010 06:26 PM, Jonathan Tripathy wrote:
> 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).
I think so.
> Are there some exceptions to the above rule? Why should I consult a
> lawyer, is what I'm asking.
Because "Is someone allowed to distribute ..." is explicitly a request
for legal advice. I don't think there's any other way to interpret that
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