JDK 10 RFR of JDK-8193208: Add additional licensing file for the JDK
erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Thu Dec 14 08:12:48 UTC 2017
Adding build-dev. Here is a webrev with this file and the necessary
build changes to make it end up in the built images.
On 2017-12-14 06:56, joe darcy wrote:
> FYI, please review the ADDITIONAL_LICENSE_INFO file (patch below), to
> live alongside the existing license-related files at the top level of
> the JDK repo, which clarifies the licensing of non-GPL components of
> the JDK.
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/ADDITIONAL_LICENSE_INFO
> @@ -0,0 +1,37 @@
> + ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT LICENSING
> +Certain files distributed by Oracle America, Inc. and/or its
> affiliates are
> +subject to the following clarification and special exception to the
> +based on the GNU Project exception for its Classpath libraries, known
> as the
> +GNU Classpath Exception.
> +Note that Oracle includes multiple, independent programs in this
> +package. Some of those programs are provided under licenses deemed
> +incompatible with the GPLv2 by the Free Software Foundation and others.
> +For example, the package includes programs licensed under the Apache
> +License, Version 2.0 and may include FreeType. Such programs are
> +to you under their original licenses.
> +Oracle facilitates your further distribution of this package by
> adding the
> +Classpath Exception to the necessary parts of its GPLv2 code, which
> +you to use that code in combination with other independent modules not
> +licensed under the GPLv2. However, note that this would not permit
> you to
> +commingle code under an incompatible license with Oracle's GPLv2
> +code by, for example, cutting and pasting such code into a file also
> +containing Oracle's GPLv2 licensed code and then distributing the
> +Additionally, if you were to remove the Classpath Exception from any
> of the
> +files to which it applies and distribute the result, you would likely be
> +required to license some or all of the other code in that
> distribution under
> +the GPLv2 as well, and since the GPLv2 is incompatible with the
> license terms
> +of some items included in the distribution by Oracle, removing the
> +Exception could therefore effectively compromise your ability to further
> +distribute the package.
> +Failing to distribute notices associated with some files may also create
> +unexpected legal consequences.
> +Proceed with caution and we recommend that you obtain the advice of a
> +skilled in open source matters before removing the Classpath
> Exception or
> +making modifications to this package which may subsequently be
> +and/or involve the use of third party software.
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