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From Alexandro Colorado <...@openoffice.org>
Subject Re: Is the JRE license OK for inclusing in AOO?
Date Thu, 20 Oct 2011 16:23:06 GMT
On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 11:18 AM, Marcus (OOo) <marcus.mail@wtnet.de> wrote:

> Am 10/20/2011 06:02 PM, schrieb Alexandro Colorado:
>
>  On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 10:57 AM, Marcus (OOo)<marcus.mail@wtnet.de>
>>  wrote:
>>
>>  Am 10/20/2011 05:38 PM, schrieb Rob Weir:
>>>
>>>  On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 5:58 AM, Marcus (OOo)<marcus.mail@wtnet.de>
>>>
>>>>  wrote:
>>>>
>>>>  Has someone already thought about the license for the included JRE?
>>>>>
>>>>> http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/terms/license/index.html
>>>>>
>>>>> With releases from Sun/Oracle we put the JRE into (many) installation
>>>>> sets
>>>>> to make it easier for the user with the installation. But it's also
>>>>> required
>>>>> for some features as the Base module and some wizards.
>>>>>
>>>>> How can we continue this? Is the license compatible?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>  Presumably our Windows install includes Microsoft redistributable
>>>> binaries as well, MSVCRT DLL, etc.?
>>>>
>>>>
>>> AFAIK yes, so another dependency that needs to be considered for a
>>> release.
>>> But I don't know for what it is used and if there is a possibility to
>>> avoid
>>> or exchange this.
>>>
>>>
>> Didn't he just mentioned that is used for the Base module and other things
>> like Scripting framework and such?
>>
>
> Who do you mean with "he"? If Rob, then I've understood his comment
> different.


Sorry it was mentioned on a different email.



>
>
>  Ohhlo can give you a measurement of how much Java code is included in OOo:
>> http://www.ohloh.net/p/openoffice/analyses/latest
>>
>
> But when the complete Base module is affected, then IMHO it doesn't make
> sense to just skip to include a JRE because only 5% source code is Java. ;-)


5% of the code can be a few millions of line of code that could build UIs
like Base or huge part of the scripting framework of OOo that runs all the
macros and such.

I also wonder how fundamental will Apache be regarding this since OOo was
always flexible about including different libraries under different
licenses.



>
>
> Marcus
>
>
>
>   There is already an issue for this:
>>>
>>>> https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=118532
>>>>>
>>>>> Marcus
>>>>>
>>>>


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