Licence of OpenJDK Ports

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Wed Dec 5 22:09:02 PST 2007

On Dec 5, 2007 11:19 PM, Mark Reinhold <mr at> wrote:
> > Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2007 10:51:19 +0100
> > From: volker.simonis at
> > I have a question regarding the licence under which "official" OpenJDK
> > ports will be available. ...
> Good questions!
> I think I know most of the answers, but not being a lawyer and all
> I've instead forwarded your query to Carla Schroer of Sun.  (She's
> not a lawyer either, but she talks to them way more often than I do
> and -- better still -- actually seems to understand what they say.)

A very interesting scenario here is one where JDK licensees among
themselves, and their users (SoyLatte + Apple would be great), could
use OpenJDK to collaborate with each other on development of ports
that they share a mutual interest in, be they chip, operating system, or
application server vendors, but have diametrically opposed licensing
needs (users requesting free software vs. users requesting non-free

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