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JNI_CreateJavaVM & GPL

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Joined: 2008-02-06

Am I correct in understanding that linking to a C program in such a way as to call JNI_CreateJavaVM in a commercial application would be a violation of the OpenJDK license, or is there an exception for calling this?

Seems a little odd that the license would prohibit this usage since the redistributable JDK downloaded from Sun does not, but there does not seem to be a GPL exception for this case.

Is this true, or did I just miss the exception?



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Joined: 2004-05-05

The easiest way to answer your question is to point you straight to the include/jni.h file in your OpenJDK installation.