Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th May 2007 10:08 UTC, submitted by Ford Prefect
Java Sun Microsystems has announced the release of an open-source version of its Java Development Kit for Java Platform Standard Edition. Sun has contributed the software to the OpenJDK Community as free software under the GNU GPLv2. Sun also announced that OpenJDK-based implementations can use the JCK (Java SE 6 Technical Compatibility Kit) to establish compatibility with the Java SE 6 specification. OpenBSD has already started importing the release.
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RE[7]: Ah well
by andrewg on Wed 9th May 2007 21:02 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Ah well"
andrewg
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2005-07-06

Good question. I did a little research. It looks like the Classpath exception is less restrictive than the LGPL.

The LGPL seems to require two additional things:


1. It must be possible to link the program to a new / modified version of the LGPL module being used. So if you statically link the LGPL module you would have to provide your object or source code to the customer.

2. The software linking to the LGPL module can be licensed under any terms BUT the terms must allow for modification but the customer and reverse engineering for debugging the modification.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPL_linking_exception for details.

Edited 2007-05-09 21:18

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