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Re: Java Researchg License

Juhapekka Tolvanen wrote:

Is this free software licence according to DFSG?:


It's not DFSG free because it forbids commercial use, among other things.

What someone at Sun's legal seems to have done was to repackage the SCSL's research license provisions under a new name, cut off the rest, and to tweak a few things to make them look less embarassing.

I guess the SCSL has been debunked a few times too often recently, so Sun's marketing division needs a new tool to brand Java as 'open-standard-source'.


The submitter is seriously misinfomed about what the license text actually says.

In short: the JRL is a poison pill. Don't touch unless you have to.

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