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GlassFish distribution license - clarified

Posted by carlavmott on April 6, 2006 at 5:46 PM PDT

I wanted to try and clear up some misunderstandings about exactly what license applies to the binary distributions of GlassFish.

The majority of the GlassFish code is available under the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) v1.0 and that applies to source code as well as the binary format. There are components which are open source products under different licenses such as Apache and those components are distributed under their respective license. Finally, there are a few components in GlassFish for which the source is not available and those (and ONLY those) components are covered under Sun's binary license.

Confused? We are doing two things to help clarify things. We have created a wiki which lists each component and the license which covers it. Second, we are working to make the source code available for all components such that Sun's binary license is no longer needed.

Still confused? Ask me below.

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