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OpenJDK question

J. Kevin Robbins

Joined: Dec 16, 2010
Posts: 1468

Until another post in this forum mentioned it, I had never heard of OpenJDK. Two days ago I installed CentOS 6.3 on a new server and I find that it installed OpenJDK instead of the Oracle version.

Just to remain consistent with our other servers, I'll probably remove and replace this, but I'm wondering why CentOS made this choice? How many of you are running OpenJDK and have you every encountered any compatibility issues?

Update: I was just reading here and it seems that Oracle is behind or somehow involved with this project. Now I'm really confused.

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Randy Nielsen

Joined: Jan 23, 2013
Posts: 3
Redistributing Oracle's Java binaries may require a license from Oracle. Redistributing the OpenJDK binaries has no such real or potential limitations. If you install Oracle Java binaries which you downloaded (no redistribution) then there is no exposure at all.

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