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Distributing JRE 7 in CD

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One of my friend is shipping his commercial software written in JAVA and wants to ship JRE 7 installer along with it in the same CD so that user do not have to download from the internet.
DO you know if this is legal ? Otherwise can you point it to someone who would know ?
  • 1. Re: Distributing JRE 7 in CD
    EJP Guru
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    I believe it's legal: we used to do this in the late 1990s; but your friend should take legal advice about this. What I can tell you is that it isn't a good idea anyway, as I seem to remember saying at the time. The CDs will be out of date almost immediately for one thing. Much better just to provide a link to the download site.
  • 2. Re: Distributing JRE 7 in CD
    gimbal2 Guru
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    You are even allowed to distribute the JRE in "unpacked" form, as long as you don't change it. The readme file in the installation directory provides the details.

    But EJP is right, it isn't a really good idea in this age of omnipresent internet.
  • 3. Re: Distributing JRE 7 in CD
    Michael Ferrante (Oracle) Guru Moderator
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    Rather than guessing or relying on someone's personal comments posted on the Internet, I would recommend that you carefully review the license agreement and distribution policy before going forward. You can probably start your investigation here:


    Edited by: Michael Ferrante (Oracle) on Dec 4, 2012 8:46 AM


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