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[opensuse-factory] About JRE 1.8 [Was: Focusing on OpenJDK - Sun/Oracle JDK will not be in 12.1 (fwd)]
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <carlos.e.r@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 18:47:18 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.2.20.1510211835290.17757@Grypbagne.inyvabe>
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I have a doubt about this.

On Thursday, 2011-09-01 at 10:49 +0200, Andreas Jaeger wrote here:

Subject: [opensuse-factory] Focusing on OpenJDK - Sun/Oracle JDK will not be in

Up to now, openSUSE users had the choice of using openJDK (GPL with classpath
exceptions) or Sun/Oracle's Java. The Sun/Oracle Java was licensed under the
"Distributor's License for Java (DLJ)", which allowed Linux distributors to
package and redistribute Sun/Oracle Java. Recently, Oracle announced [1] that
openJDK 7 is the new official reference implementation for Java SE7. They no
longer see the need for the DLJ licensed Java implementation and so have
retired that license.
openSUSE chooses to proceed with distributing the GPL licensed official
reference implementation, openJDK. We will no longer distribute newer versions
or updates of the now proprietary licensed Sun/Oracle JDK. Existing
installations of the Sun/Oracle JDK are still licensed under the now retired
DLJ. openSUSE users who wish to continue using the Sun/Oracle JDK (including
new versions thereof and updates) should now download directly from For now we keep the current sun-java packages
(under the DLJ license) in the Java:sun:Factory project and will not update
them anymore.

I suggest to document in the openSUSE wiki how to install the Sun/Oracle JDK
version from Oracle under openSUSE.

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I just looked at the description in the "jre1.8.0_60" rpm from Oracle, while installing it.

It says:

jre1.8.0_60 - Java Platform Standard Edition Runtime Environment

The Java Platform Standard Edition Runtime Environment (JRE) contains everything necessary to run applets and applications designed for the Java platform. This includes the Java virtual machine, plus the Java platform classes and supporting files.

The JRE is freely redistributable, per the terms of the included license.
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My question is:

Is still true that openSUSE can not distribute Oracle JRE, or can it be done?

Perhaps the issue is that they want the rpm to be redistributed without modification, whereas it needs to be changed to adapt file locations and links :-?

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)
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