Missing binary files in build?

Kurt Miller kurt at intricatesoftware.com
Wed Jan 28 08:39:53 PST 2009

Christos Zoulas wrote:
> On Jan 28, 11:06am, kurt at intricatesoftware.com (Kurt Miller) wrote:
> -- Subject: Re: Missing binary files in build?
> | Hi Christos,
> | 
> | If your goal is to make packages available, I'd recommend using the
> | IcedTea plugs under the GLP. Sun's binary plugs come with an defend
> | and indemnify clause (even lawsuits without basis cost quite a lot
> | to defend against). INAL but I doubt using 1.6 binary's in OpenJDK is
> | something that is allowed by the license they are released under. For
> | reference see this link:
> | 
> | http://java.sun.com/javase/6/jre-6u11-license.txt
> | 
> | Only snmp & sound are left using the binary plugs. Hopefully Sun will
> | finish replacing them with OpenJDK/GPL code this year. In the mean time
> | use this for the bsd-port:
> | 
> | http://www.intricatesoftware.com/distfiles/jdk-7-icedtea-plugs-1.6a.tar.gz
> Great, I will try that then. I did not know that I could release binary
> packages. What's the process for that? I just compile, build a tar file
> and put them somewhere for anonymous ftp? Or there is something more
> complicated?

Yup that's it. OpenJDK & bsd-port are GPL, the plugs above are GPL so
the result is a GPL licensed package.

> Thanks again for all the useful information!

Your welcome.


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