ASSEMBLY_EXCEPTION should be removed ?
volker.simonis at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 14:56:12 UTC 2018
On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 8:01 PM, Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 12/20/2017 11:15 AM, Volker Simonis wrote:
>> in the course of the recent licensing cleanups I've just realized that
>> the OpenJDK sources as well as the generated images still contain the
>> ASSEMBLY_EXCEPTION license file .
>> I think this is just a leftover of the first OpenJDK versions which
>> still required some binary parts provided by Sun at time in order to
>> build and run successfully. As far as I can tell, this is not
>> necessary since at least OpenJDK 7 so I think the ASSEMBLY_EXCEPTION
>> file could also be removed.
>> What do you think?
> Category 4 (“Any files in the OpenJDK distribution that are made available
> at openjdk.java.net, openjdk.dev.java.net, or download.java.net under an
> open source license other than GPL, and your derivatives thereof that are in
> compliance with the applicable open source license”) still looks relevant
> because it clarifies, among other things, that the combination of
> GPLv2-licensed OpenJDK code with code licenses under the Apache License,
> Version 2.0, is redistributable.
Yes, I agree with you. I've only looked at the ASSEMBLY_EXCEPTION from
the perspective of the binary plugs which were delivered with the
first versions of OpenJDK 6 (and which are covered by section 3 of the
"OpenJDK Designated Exception Modules"  document you cite from). So
actually only that third section of that exceptions modules document
could be removed which is probably not worth the work.
Thanks for pointing this out,
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