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From "Henri Yandell (Jira)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-488) Bundling GPL+CPE (OpenJDK) into convenience binaries.
Date Sun, 10 Nov 2019 22:42:00 GMT

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Henri Yandell commented on LEGAL-488:
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No, that's not my intent :)

So, ignoring any parts of it that aren't, OpenJDK is GPLv2 w/ CPE. The CPE is about whether
the code you write that builds upon OpenJDK is considered a derivative by the GPLv2 license.
Very loosely - if you produce an 'executable' from your work and OpenJDK, then the exception
says that OpenJDK do not consider your work to be a derivative of the OpenJDK and thus you
can license your code how you want. 

OpenJDK itself is always GPLv2 and every condition of GPLv2 must be adhered to. For example,
must provide source of _OpenJDK_ when distributing.

> Bundling GPL+CPE (OpenJDK) into convenience binaries.
> -----------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-488
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-488
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Laszlo Kishalmi
>            Priority: Major
>
> Apache NetBeans is a big Java based Desktop application. In order to run it needs a JDK.
> The OpenJDK is licensed GPL+CPE, as we read the CPE it would allow to bundle the JDK
with NetBeans as an executable.
> We have installers, hosted on Apache infrastructure that could benefit from this. We
also have a Snap package which is not hosted, but build on the Apache infrastructure. I do
not know if that matters or not, that's why  I mention it here.
> Also not being able to produce an out-of-the box convenience binaries is kind of hurts
our brand in a way that third party vendors are free to do that.
>  
> So what's the Legals opinion about bundling OpenJDK in the convenience binaries?



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