Need Advice to see if we can ship OpenJDK/JRE with Commercial App
dantran at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 03:38:06 UTC 2011
If someone can point me to a prebuild of openjdk 1.7 for CentOS/Redhad
5.5+, it is very much appreciated. So far I only found discussion for
Ferora, ubuntu, etc
On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 1:13 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes
<ahughes at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 12:44 Fri 07 Oct , Georges Saab wrote:
>> Hi Dan --
>> While I certainly don't want to discourage you from looking at OpenJDK, it sounds to me like you are
>> looking at it because you think the OracleJDK is expensive for support and license for redistribution?
>> If so (and you have not already done so) I would suggest that you check the OracleJDK BCL on the
>> free ('gratis') version, which has clauses explaining the rights for redistribution.
>> Have a look here for more info.
> Can you point to others who are distributing Oracle's proprietary binaries under the BCL?
> This was made possible by the DLJ but that's been retired: http://robilad.livejournal.com/90792.html
> In the case of OpenJDK, lots of GNU/Linux distributions are already shipping binaries so
> Dan would be in good company there. Not to mention that anyone can support OpenJDK as
> it's Free Software, whereas support for Oracle's binaries is restricted to Oracle only.
> Andrew :)
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