JDK 7 build 130 is Milestone 12: Developer Preview

mark.reinhold at oracle.com mark.reinhold at oracle.com
Wed Feb 23 10:34:26 PST 2011

> Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 18:57:41 +0100 (CET)
> From: Mark Wielaard <mark at klomp.org>

> On Wed, February 23, 2011 18:19, mark.reinhold at oracle.com wrote:
>> ...
>> For reference, the proprietary Oracle builds can be found here:
>> http://jdk7.java.net/preview/.
> I also commented on your blog, but maybe this list is more appropriate.
> Since you posted it on an openjdk project list, but what you link to
> isn't open at all :{

Hi Mark.  I was expecting to hear from you.

> I wanted to try this out, But it has a draconian restrictive license
> attach to it which makes sharing experiences, or simply trying to inspect
> the binary to see if it matches to OpenJDK code, illegal. If you decline
> to accept that license, you cannot download. Is there any reason to use
> such an anti-social license that prevents usage by the larger community
> that helped you build this upon the GPLed OpenJDK code base?
> ...

I agree that the license is, well, less than ideal.  We'll look into
revising it, although of all the legal issues we face I think a couple
of others are more important (e.g., resolving the tensions between the
JSPA, the GPL, and the openjdk.java.net terms-of-use).

>> Pointers to other builds are welcome!
> Will try to build something based on IcedTea7 then soon, if that is
> what it takes to get a true free software version. If we build it and
> you have the bandwidth, can it be put on dl.openjdk.java.net (with
> corresponding source code of course as the GPL says should be there).

Unfortunately we can't post any binaries there right now; I'm afraid
that's yet another open legal issue.  If you post a free build then I'd
be happy link to it from the JDK 7 Project page.

- Mark

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