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Open JDK as a default JDK on Redhat,CentOS and Ubuntu

Ramans mann
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 08, 2011
Posts: 7
Hi All,

All the Linux OS have moved from Sun JDK to OPenJDK.Is there any specific reason for it?

I am trying to know if there is any extra licensing required to use Oracle JDK on CentOS?

My system administrator told me that OPEN JDK is a default JDK on CENTOS and for Sun JDK we require to get some licenses from Oracle.

It is true because I could not find any thing like that on Oracle website so far.License agreement provided with ORACLE JDK e is too confusing and complication with all those legal jargon..

Please help me

Thanks in advance.

Raman
Rob Spoor
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Joined: Oct 27, 2005
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As far as I understand, it's not the license fees you as a user would need to pay but the license fees RedHat / Canonical etc would have to pay as distributors.


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Ramans mann
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 08, 2011
Posts: 7
I totally agree with you Rob.Is there any documentation of some official FAQ online to justify it?

Thanks in Advance
Raman
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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