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8196668: revisit test SunPackageAccess and GrantedSunPackageAccess Reviewed-by: mchung
author xiaofeya
date Wed, 28 Mar 2018 21:57:03 -0700
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erikj@48339 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT LICENSING
erikj@48339 2
erikj@48339 3 Certain files distributed by Oracle America, Inc. and/or its affiliates are
erikj@48339 4 subject to the following clarification and special exception to the GPLv2,
erikj@48339 5 based on the GNU Project exception for its Classpath libraries, known as the
erikj@48339 6 GNU Classpath Exception.
erikj@48339 7
erikj@48339 8 Note that Oracle includes multiple, independent programs in this software
erikj@48339 9 package. Some of those programs are provided under licenses deemed
erikj@48339 10 incompatible with the GPLv2 by the Free Software Foundation and others.
erikj@48339 11 For example, the package includes programs licensed under the Apache
erikj@48339 12 License, Version 2.0 and may include FreeType. Such programs are licensed
erikj@48339 13 to you under their original licenses.
erikj@48339 14
erikj@48339 15 Oracle facilitates your further distribution of this package by adding the
erikj@48339 16 Classpath Exception to the necessary parts of its GPLv2 code, which permits
erikj@48339 17 you to use that code in combination with other independent modules not
erikj@48339 18 licensed under the GPLv2. However, note that this would not permit you to
erikj@48339 19 commingle code under an incompatible license with Oracle's GPLv2 licensed
erikj@48339 20 code by, for example, cutting and pasting such code into a file also
erikj@48339 21 containing Oracle's GPLv2 licensed code and then distributing the result.
erikj@48339 22
erikj@48339 23 Additionally, if you were to remove the Classpath Exception from any of the
erikj@48339 24 files to which it applies and distribute the result, you would likely be
erikj@48339 25 required to license some or all of the other code in that distribution under
erikj@48339 26 the GPLv2 as well, and since the GPLv2 is incompatible with the license terms
erikj@48339 27 of some items included in the distribution by Oracle, removing the Classpath
erikj@48339 28 Exception could therefore effectively compromise your ability to further
erikj@48339 29 distribute the package.
erikj@48339 30
erikj@48339 31 Failing to distribute notices associated with some files may also create
erikj@48339 32 unexpected legal consequences.
erikj@48339 33
erikj@48339 34 Proceed with caution and we recommend that you obtain the advice of a lawyer
erikj@48339 35 skilled in open source matters before removing the Classpath Exception or
erikj@48339 36 making modifications to this package which may subsequently be redistributed
erikj@48339 37 and/or involve the use of third party software.