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openjdk-exception
short_name
OpenJDK Exception
name
OpenJDK Classpath and Assembly Exception
category
Copyleft Limited
owner
Oracle Corporation
homepage_url
http://openjdk.java.net/legal/
notes
this exception is the combination of the classpath exception with extra terms and found only in the OpenJDK
is_exception
True
spdx_license_key
LicenseRef-scancode-openjdk-exception
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"CLASSPATH" EXCEPTION TO THE GPL

Certain source files distributed by Oracle America and/or its affiliates are
subject to the following clarification and special exception to the GPL, but
only where Oracle has expressly included in the particular source file's header
the words "Oracle designates this particular file as subject to the "Classpath"
exception as provided by Oracle in the LICENSE file that accompanied this code."

    Linking this library statically or dynamically with other modules is making
    a combined work based on this library.  Thus, the terms and conditions of
    the GNU General Public License cover the whole combination.

    As a special exception, the copyright holders of this library give you
    permission to link this library with independent modules to produce an
    executable, regardless of the license terms of these independent modules,
    and to copy and distribute the resulting executable under terms of your
    choice, provided that you also meet, for each linked independent module,
    the terms and conditions of the license of that module.  An independent
    module is a module which is not derived from or based on this library.  If
    you modify this library, you may extend this exception to your version of
    the library, but you are not obligated to do so.  If you do not wish to do
    so, delete this exception statement from your version.

OpenJDK Assembly Exception

The OpenJDK source code made available by Sun at openjdk.java.net and
openjdk.dev.java.net ("OpenJDK Code") is distributed under the terms of
the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html>
version 2 only ("GPL2"), with the following clarification and special
exception.

Linking this OpenJDK Code statically or dynamically with other code is
making a combined work based on this library.  Thus, the terms and
conditions of GPL2 cover the whole combination.

As a special exception, Sun gives you permission to link this OpenJDK
Code with certain code licensed by Sun as indicated at
http://openjdk.java.net/legal/exception-modules-2007-05-08.html
("Designated Exception Modules") to produce an executable, regardless of
the license terms of the Designated Exception Modules, and to copy and
distribute the resulting executable under GPL2, provided that the
Designated Exception Modules continue to be governed by the licenses
under which they were offered by Sun.

As such, it allows licensees and sublicensees of Sun's GPL2 OpenJDK Code
to build an executable that includes those portions of necessary code
that Sun could not provide under GPL2 (or that Sun has provided under
GPL2 with the Classpath exception).  If you modify or add to the OpenJDK
code, that new GPL2 code may still be combined with Designated Exception
Modules if the new code is made subject to this exception by its
copyright holder.


OpenJDK Designated Exception Modules

8 May 2007

For purposes of those files in the OpenJDK distribution that are subject
to the Assembly Exception, the following shall be deemed Designated
Exception Modules:

Those files in the OpenJDK distribution available at openjdk.java.net,
openjdk.dev.java.net, and download.java.net to which Sun has applied the
Classpath Exception,

Any of your derivative works of #1 above, to the extent you license them
under the GPLv2 with the Classpath Exception as defined in the OpenJDK
distribution available at openjdk.java.net, openjdk.dev.java.net, or
download.java.net,

Any files in the OpenJDK distribution that are made available at
openjdk.java.net, openjdk.dev.java.net, or download.java.net under a
binary code license, and

Any files in the OpenJDK distribution that are made available at
openjdk.java.net, openjdk.dev.java.net, or download.java.net under an
open source license other than GPL, and your derivatives thereof that
are in compliance with the applicable open source license.