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Fernando Cassia fcassia at
Wed Nov 3 19:05:10 UTC 2010

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 2:53 PM, Mark Wielaard <mark at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-11-03 at 13:55 -0300, Fernando Cassia wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 1:14 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes
>> <gnu_andrew at> wrote:
>> > How the upstream change is handled by distributions is a matter for
>> > them, not us.  However, I would expect that a simple meta-package is
>> > available that brings in the dependencies required to give a full JDK
>> > as expected by the end user.  For example,
>> >
>> > IcedTea
>> > |-- OpenJDK
>> > |-- IcedTea-Web
>> > |-- VisualVM
>> >
>> > would make sense.  The user installs the meta-package IcedTea and it
>> > installs OpenJDK, IcedTea-Web (plugin & netx) and VisualVM as
>> > dependencies.
>> And that gets us back to my point. OpenJDK is what has the mindshare
>> NOT "Icedtea" which sounds like a beverage rather than a piece of
>> software. "JDK" and "OpenJDK" are instead very well known names.
> Right, but Oracle claims trademarks on those words, so we cannot freely
> use them. They did grant a trademark license that probably covers most
> of IcedTea usage (Mark Reinhold provided a patch to make IcedTea say it
> is OpenJDK in some configurations and just plain IcedTea in others). And
> in fact most GNU/Linux distros package IcedTea and just call it OpenJDK
> depending on the trademark grant.

A package name in a repository is not the same as using "OpenJDK" in a
commercal product packaging or advertisements. It would be akin to
Microsoft suing someone for the use of the "truetype.dll" file name in
a clean room implementation of the truetype engine...

Has anyone actually asked Oracle, or is this just guessing?


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