Hacked OpenJDK

John Yeary johnyeary at gmail.com
Sat Feb 11 02:10:18 UTC 2012

I agree. Please don't look at the glass and call it half-empty. I don't see
anything fishy here.

Jonathan pointed out that it is GPLv2. If you build OpenJDK according to
the instructions, it is OpenJDK. Follow the rules for GPL v2 and you are OK.


John Yeary

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On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 2:46 PM, Jonathan Tripathy <jonnyt at abpni.co.uk>wrote:

> On 10/02/2012 19:39, Frans Thamura wrote:
>> no lar ;)
>> just to make sure the ecosystem of development in the right checklist
>> F
>>  OpenJDK is released under the GNU GPL Version 2. This license allows you
> to do whatever you want with the code (As long as you abide by the
> restrictions of the GPL). There is nothing funny going on here. If you feel
> something is lacking, fix it :)
> There are some legal issues with the branding/trademarks of
> "Java"/"OpenJDK", but again, if you want to change OpenJDK, it's not really
> OpenJDK anymore, so don't call it that. But again, nothing is stopping you
> playing with/distributing the code.
> I'm not a lawyer.

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