Oracle Licence and Apple AppStore violation

Scott Kovatch scott.kovatch at
Fri Mar 30 10:03:49 PDT 2012

On Mar 28, 2012, at 12:56 PM, Jeff Palmer wrote:

> Even if the mac store does not require static linking, if the second bullet
> is really true, what does that mean for bundling?

Since this is a technical list you won't get any specific legal advice about redistribution here. I would offer an alternative, but I can't right now. Sorry.

> I am using JWS, due to the distributed nature of my application
> (interdependent code / db across desktop, server, android).  Bundling would
> mean large bandwidth requirements during upgrade, that would not be
> scalable.

Java Web Start will have no overlap and nothing to do whatsoever with the App Store. Your users just need to get the Java 7 runtime for Mac OS X. Mac OS X has a hidden app that is registered as the handler for .jnlp files and will use Java 7 if it's available.

Users will not be able to get the runtime from the Mac OS X app store because the runtime is a component that we want to have full functionality.

-- Scott

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