Oracle Licence and Apple AppStore violation

Tobias Bley tobi at
Wed Mar 28 03:04:37 PDT 2012

Hi Mario,

oh I know, but what's about an redistributable JRE? 


Am 28.03.2012 um 11:30 schrieb Mario Torre <neugens.limasoftware at>:

> 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.
> Cheers,
> Mario
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