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Thu Jan 21 13:52:02 UTC 2010
On 1/21/10, Mario Torre <neugens at limasoftware.net> wrote:
> Il giorno gio, 21/01/2010 alle 07.44 -0500, Geir Magnusson Jr. ha
> > It's far from a myth. Sun has been open about the fact that they won't give the ASF a TCK license for Java SE in order to protect licensing revenue.
> Usual story as always with you, Geir.
> Just because you didn't got the TCK, you just divert from OpenJDK
> licensing to TCK licensing, which is not the topic of the mail and a
> completely different issue (and I'm not ignoring this, like you probably
> *may* think or guess, just saying that it's a different topic and a
> different problem, but especially a different question!).
Unfortuantely I'm afraid it's not a comlpetely different issue because
by licensing the TCK you automatically get the rights to use all the
IP from Sun's Java implementation. You can of course use the OpenJDK
completely safe from a licensing point of view as long as you conform
to the licensing terms, but you can never be sure you don't violate
any IP rights. And as far as I know Sun has never commented on which
IP is build into OpeneJDK nor how they made any statement on how they
plan to handle this. Such a statemnt or promis would have been
invalideted anyway now by the Sun/Oracle merger.
> > That said, have you embedded openJDK into a commercial product?
> What do you think?
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