Posted by martinstrassburger
on October 20, 2009 at 12:53 AM PDT
I would like to point to the issue whether the current phoneME advanced GPL license forbids using JNI without making the coding GPL licensed.
There has been a very interesting thread "OpenJDK and JNI -- licensing"
on the openjdk mailing list (see
One point was that compiling against openJDK's jni.h is ok because the
file includes the "GPL with classpath exception".
-> But phoneME Advanced jni.h does not include the classpath exception.
So could Sun please clarify if native code running on the phoneME VM
is allowed without attaching GPL to the code?
Next point is that the phoneME Java library (f.i. the foundation profile) does
not include the classpath exception.
-> Does this mean that non-GPL Java coding must NOT be executed on that VM?