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From "Parsons Technical Services" <>
Subject Re: License Reason using JRE(RE: Tomcat JRE vs JDK Issue)
Date Wed, 01 Dec 2004 03:09:09 GMT
With a lot of software that is free to download, the main point is that the 
end user agrees to the license of the original owner (in this case SUN). If 
one was to embed or include a package in such a way to circumvent the EULA, 
then the end user could reverse engineer protected software without knowing 
it. Or change name and charge for it. So if you simply include the JDK as a 
separate file, to be installed as if downloaded, you should be meeting the 
requirement. In effect you are simply saving the end user the hassle of 
downloading the JDK.

I am NOT a lawyer and this is a personal opinion that should be taken at the 
value of the paper it is written on.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "muimi admin" <>
To: "Tomcat Users List" <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 9:25 PM
Subject: RE: License Reason using JRE(RE: Tomcat JRE vs JDK Issue)

> Hi, thanks to reply.
>>>I heard that
>>>Sun JDK can redistributed for commercial use with no changes.
>>You heard? ;)  Can you please point to an official confirmation of this?
> I only know the Sun JDK license document.
> -> C. License to Distribute Redistributables
> ----------------------------------------------------
> Sun grants you a non-exclusive,
> non-transferable, limited license without fees to reproduce
> and distribute those files specifically identified as
> redistributable in the Software "README" file ("Redistributables")
> ----------------------------------------------------
> README file say that there are some optional files but full is OK.
> Other part of license.txt show some conditions(no change, confirm license 
> etc..).
> It seem that redistributed is OK for me.
> but, I am not familiar with license things.
> so, I ask my acquaintances who know such things.
> They said redistribute is OK.
> Shinji Miyamoto
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