Need Advice to see if we can ship OpenJDK/JRE with Commercial App

Dan Tran dantran at
Fri Oct 7 07:34:42 UTC 2011

Sorry about the confusion I've made.

Basically, I would like to ship OpenJDK's JRE with my App, instead of
Oracle's JRE which requires a license/support fee.

Shipping OpenJDK with our app is purely for the convenient to our
customer.  There is no reason for us to modify OpenJDK

However, according to OpenJDK license which is GPLv2 with "Classpath"
Exception.  So my guess is we can ship OpenJDK with our app without
the obligation of open up our source code.

However, to be very sure, I  would like to ping this forum to see if
I miss any thing, and also to find out if any one are on the same



On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 11:26 PM, Ben Evans
<benjamin.john.evans at> wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> Your mails are quite hard to understand (and I'm guessing English
> isn't your first language).
> Could you try explaining again exactly what you want to do and why you
> want to bundle a JRE or JDK with your app?
> Are you making modifications to OpenJDK? Or is your application just a
> Java-based app and you want to ship a JRE for convenience?
> Thanks,
> Ben
> On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 7:11 AM, Dan Tran <dantran at> wrote:
>> ie, little interests on commercial company willing to ship openjdk
>> with their app and but ship with Oracle JRE and pay for license fee.
>> -D
>> On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 10:58 PM, Henri Gomez <henri.gomez at> wrote:
>>>> Since I found so little discussion about ability to ship OpenJDK with
>>>> a commercial app ( instead of Oracle JRE, and not paying for license
>>>> fee ), it sounds like OpenJDK 7 is NOT ready for prime time yet?
>>> What do you means by 'not ready for prime time yet' ?

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