Installing openjdk-jre on leased computers

Jonathan Tripathy jonnyt at
Sat Nov 21 19:43:28 UTC 2009

Hi Folks,

I intend on leasing out 15 computers to a customer of mine. I wish for this
customer to run a Java application which we have developed.

Legally speaking, is it ok for me to install the openjdk-jre package on
these computers to enable this customer to run my Java application?

The thing that worries me, is that in the "OpenJDK Binary License", the
following line is in it:

"You may not rent, lease, lend or encumber Software".

Does this prevent me doing what I want to do? 

I will be taking money for the lease of these computers, and also for my
java software. 

Could I get around the above term by compiling the openjdk-jre myself?


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