JSON.org license terms applicable to any portions of OpenJDK 8?

Simon Björner simon.bjorner at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 17:00:14 UTC 2015


I would like to ask if there is any information available about to which
portions if any of JRE 8, JDK 8 and possibly OpenJDK 8 that JSON.org
license terms would apply?

In http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk8u/jdk8u/jdk/rev/2551e7290450#l1.367, the
THIRD_PARTY_README file got a new notice for the JSON.org license terms.
The writing is that it was "provided with respect to JSON, which may be
included with JRE 8 & JDK 8".

Does the omission of OpenJDK 8 in this attribution mean that it does not
include any portions to which these license terms would apply?

If so, I'm having trouble identifying which parts of JRE 8 and JDK 8 that
could warrant this notice. The only portions that seem to be in jdk-8-b132
but not in openjdk-8-b132 are Java Mission Control and Java Flight
Recorder. However, these are both included in jdk-7u75-b13 which still does
not have the JSON.org notice.

Even if the omission of OpenJDK 8 is a mistake, so that it may also include
portions under those license terms, I'm not able to find any files
indicating that they would contain such portions. Of course, the wording is
only "may be included" so there might not be any such portions at all. But
given the nature of the JSON.org license terms, I would assume that they
would not be included if not absolutely necessary.

Any clarification would be helpful!

Yours sincerely,
Simon Björner

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