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Is there any way around the field-of-use restrictions in Java?

Current field-of-use restrictions defined in "Oracle Binary Code License Agreement for the Java SE Platform Products" prohibit its use in embedded systems. "General Purpose Desktop Computers and ...
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1answer
106 views

Is such modification allowed by GPL? Which licences allow this which not?

Assume that I have library X which contains class A with method b and that library X is realeased under GPL licence. public class A { public void b() { // this is an example of b method's ...
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1answer
80 views

Mixed licenses inside product

This question relates to software-licensing. Someone familiar with open-source licensing may be able to answer this question. I am facing an issue in trying to interpret/understand some Licenses, due ...
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2answers
206 views

May non-GPL-compatible scripts be linked at runtime to a GPLv3 library, by that (GPL) library itself?

First of all, pardon the title, as it's not very clear. I have an application I am writing that is GPLv3, and is in Java, which means that classfiles are generated and linked to for general operation. ...
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1answer
250 views

Do I have to release source code because I'm using JavaFX?

I'm using JavaFX for gui of my app. Its license is GPL+Linking Exception. GPL requires me to release my source code. But what's the linking exception?? (I'm just using it as a library. Not modifying ...
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160 views

GPL and OpenJDK: Questions regarding source headers

I have some legal questions regarding OpenJDKs source header: /* * Copyright (c) 1997, 2008, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. * DO NOT ALTER OR REMOVE COPYRIGHT NOTICES OR THIS ...
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1answer
112 views

Appropriate License for Available-Source, No-Unauthorized-Distribution

I have a program (technically an addon to a program) whose code I want to be freely available for educational purposes or to create derivatives for personal use. However, I do NOT want to allow ...
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1answer
122 views

Languages & Their Licensing?

Firstly, apologizes for any bad terminology, lack of research, or poor delivery of my question. I should note that originally I had one big question, but I figured the first half is sort of ...
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1answer
654 views

Should I obtain a licence from Oracle before developing Java software? [duplicate]

Should I obtain a licence from Oracle before developing Java software? I'm in the preliminary planning stages of developing a server on top of the the Hadoop/Java platforms. I'm not much at all ...
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1answer
90 views

MorphAdorner Licensing confusion

I want to use the MorphAdorner library available free for commercial use. But it uses several other libraries that restrict commercial use (like Gate etc). Can I use this library in my application?
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1answer
154 views

How to comply with the Java ASM License?

I am designing an open source Java library that I will likely release with an MIT license, and its sole dependency is the ASM dynamic bytecode injection library. According to their license: ...
5
votes
1answer
447 views

How to include licenses for third-party Maven dependencies?

I'm producing a binary distributable for my Java project. I'm releasing it in two ways: Maven Central Zipped distributable on Google code My project is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license. I use ...
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3answers
152 views

Would using Quercus make my code fall under the GPL?

Quercus is an implementation of PHP written in Java, and released under the GPL. If I use it, does my PHP code fall under the GPL? What about my Java code? Assuming I write new Java code, and new ...
2
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2answers
186 views

License for library developed with commercial program

I'm developing a commercial application that largely depends on the functionality of a library that will be developed with it. I'd like to open-source this library, because it offers functionality ...
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3answers
6k views

Is Java free/open source or not?

On November 13, 2006, Sun released much of Java as free and open source software, (FOSS), under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). On May 8, 2007, Sun finished the process, making all ...
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3answers
452 views

is Java free for mobile development? [duplicate]

Q1. I would like to know if it's free for a developer (I mean, if I have to pay no royalties to Sun/Oracle) to develop (Android) mobile apps in Java? After reading this snippet about use of Java ...
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1answer
478 views

What are the licensing requirements for shipping Java along with application

We have an application in Java. Now we want to export this application to clients (free of charge). Can we ship JRE7 along the application (precaution as client might not have Java installed). Is it ...
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votes
2answers
483 views

How much should a floating license cost?

Floating licensing is a software licensing approach in which a limited number of licenses for a software application are shared among a larger number of users over time. Nice for the corporates to ...
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1answer
165 views

Software Licensing Particulars

I have spent a lot of time examining the various (major) software licenses and ultimately have decided upon using the MIT Licenses for my open source projects, and the Microsoft Reference License ...
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2answers
318 views

Licensing doubts

I am quite new to programming and I am now creating my own program as part of my Master Thesis. My program is done in Java and uses several third-party libraries. These libraries come with different ...
5
votes
2answers
462 views

License of current JDK

I am wondering which license the current JDK 7 (NOT the OpenJDK) is using as I know it was once under GNU GPL but with the change of the Distributor License for Java I would like to know whether they ...
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7answers
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USB software protection dongle for Java with an SDK which is cross-platform “for real”. Does it exist?

What I'd like to ask is if anybody knows about an hardware USB-dongle for software protection which offers a very complete out-of-the-box API support for cross-platform Java deployments. Its SDK ...
9
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1answer
352 views

Java GNU Licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we use Java for commercial use? I am a college student learning how to program in Java. I really like Java's simiplicity and portability and I would like to one day ...
5
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3answers
173 views

How can I license networked applications?

I have five applications residing on servers. Some of these applications are socket (C/C++) based, others are web based (Java, PHP). I need to give licenses to these applications on the basis of the ...
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3answers
233 views

Software licenses in practice

Almost all questions and information on both SO and "Google" describes how different licenses works and what license to choose for your work? But how do they work in reality. Almost everyone I have ...
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1answer
476 views

LGPL open source license

I have recently become curious about open source licenses. I have a question about the LGPL. I created a Java web project and built it as a WAR package. Can I add LGPL jars to this WAR file?
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2answers
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What does “GPL with classpath exception” mean in practice?

Oracle seems to license all their Java-related open source code under the GPL with a classpath exception. From what I understand, this seems to allow to combine these libraries with your own code into ...
3
votes
1answer
827 views

What are the trademark guidelines for Java technologies?

The former page "Trademark and Logo Usage Requirements" at http://www.sun.com/policies/trademarks/ is no longer available, is there a new version which helps with the proper naming of products (beans, ...
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4answers
4k views

Java: legal issues related to writing a commercial app in Java

I developed scientific software for use in my own scientific research. I am considering porting it to another language such as Java, and releasing a closed-source, commercial version of it for sale. ...
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1answer
155 views

SUN Java and GPL V2 licence issue for linked applications

I have recently noticed that the Sun Java code has been released as GPL V2 code (see Google code repo). Does that mean that all applications written in Java and linked to Sun APIs (beans, and so on) ...
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votes
5answers
264 views

Can I use open source libraries in trialware?

I have written a small Java program which i'd like to distribute on my website. I have used a few external librarys which declare following licences: Apache License (2.0), LGPL and one API doesn't ...
3
votes
3answers
780 views

Software licensing and Copyright of Open source

I have seen some source code containing Copyright notice in the beginning of the file. Most of them are either GNU General Public License or Apache License. If I want to develop any open source ...
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2answers
940 views

Java and JVM license

Does Java license allow other companies to create their own versions of Java language or just implement it accurately? Same question about JVM. I heard about Sun suing Microsoft for changing their ...
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8answers
15k views

Can we use Java for commercial use?

The Java is GPL license (reference from wikipedia). I am not sure I can use it in in commercial projects. I already have a website written in Java and I plan to use this for commercial use. Is that ...
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2answers
2k views

Including a GPL-license library in a commercial Java program

I am in the process of helping develop a commercial Java program. We want to use a certain third-party LookAndFeel in the GUI. The problem is that the LookAndFeel library is GPL licensed. Since we are ...
4
votes
1answer
555 views

AGPL-compatible license

I am using a java library licensed under AGPL3. However, I would like to license my own work as BSD, such that my code could then be integrated in proprietary projects if one strips the library. Will ...