Oracle Licence and Apple AppStore violation

Mario Torre neugens.limasoftware at
Wed Mar 28 02:30:45 PDT 2012

2012/3/28 Tobias Bley <tobi at>:
> Hi Mike,
> I just read the Oracle licence for JavaSE and noticed that you are not allowed to modify the redistributable. The problem is: When you want to bundle the OpenJDK7 inside your mac app to submit to the AppStore you have to modify the JRE...stripping out PPC code....signing...and so on.
> So in my opinion there is no legal way to use the new OpenJDK7 for bundled mac applications :)?
> Best regards,
> Tobi

Hi Tobi,

IANAL, but I think you're confusing OpenJDK with Oracle JDK here.
*OpenJDK* is GPL code (+ Classpath exception, which is an important
detail), you are permitted to do any modification you feel necessary
as soon as you respect the license.


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