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Redistribution of JDK on a VM

928528 Member Posts: 1
Good morning,
I am looking to distribute a VM containing an open source application which uses the JDK? Under their current license ( I am not seeing any trouble with the distribution as I will not be modifying the JDK and it is not a beta release. Is there a license violation with distributing the installed JDK on a VM? Do I need to move to OpenJDK?

Thank you


  • gimbal2
    gimbal2 Member Posts: 11,949 Gold Trophy
    edited Apr 4, 2012 11:31AM
    As long as it is for personal or in-company use, I don't think there are any license restrictions (not that Oracle is ever going to audit you btw). But I'm an outsider just like you, I can only give my opinion on what I think is the truth - that still doesn't guarantee it is the truth. If you want security then go with OpenJDK; Oracle pushes in that direction themselves by dropping the DLJ.

    I think this is a pretty neutral and truthful article on the subject:

    Most outings you will find on the net are made by people that have a total inability to look beyond the length of their own nose...
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