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

Donald Smith donald.smith at oracle.com
Mon Apr 6 15:27:32 UTC 2015

Hi Simon,

I've looked into this, and it's a bug.  To the best of my knowledge 
there is no current use JSON.org related code and this license section 
should be removed from the Third Party Readme.  We'll get a bug open on 
that and fix asap.

  - Don

On 03/04/2015 1:00 PM, Simon Björner wrote:
> Hi!
> 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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