GPLed JDK 7 M5 + Jigsaw binary packages

After my somewhat cranky post about the JDK 7 M5 binaries being distributed under not very free and social terms. I was really happy to see Mark Reinhold’s announcement of the JDK 7 M5 + Jigsaw binary packages:

These binaries are licensed under the GPL (v2) with the Classpath Exception, plus the Assembly Exception.

Thank you Mark! Thank you Sun! You did make my day.

One Comment

  1. Rahul Sundaram says:

    Good to see a change this time however Red Hat does need to think about signing over copyright and individual developers need to think about it as well. You CANNOT trust any company. Companies, even those with good intentions get acquired and change policies.