OpenJDK and JNI -- licensing

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Tue Jul 7 13:03:07 UTC 2009

Kevin Regan wrote:
> I'm reading the Classpath exception as meaning that a compiled java .class file that is run with the JRE would otherwise be subject to the GPL, if not for the exception.  Is this correct?  Does this extend to JNI libraries (that do not reference any OpenJDK code) that are actually linked into the JRE through a dynamic library at runtime?

Hi Kevin,

I believe that your first question is answered by

and that the second question is answered by

If you need specific legal advice, I am afraid that I
can't be of much help there, not being a lawyer myself.

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