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Re: hsdis (OpenJDK) GPL question regarding binutils
- From: "Chris Newland" <cnewland at chrisnewland dot com>
- To: binutils at sourceware dot org
- Date: Thu, 28 May 2015 16:37:58 +0100
- Subject: Re: hsdis (OpenJDK) GPL question regarding binutils
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Feedback on another list indicates this is a GPLv2 (hsdis) / GPLv3
A request has been made to Oracle/OpenJDK to re-license the 2 files which
form the very simple shim between HotSpot and binutils to be GPLv2 or
If that is not successful then I will look at replicating their
functionality with clean sources that are GPLv3.
On Wed, May 27, 2015 18:04, Chris Newland wrote:
> I'm the author of JITWatch, a BSD-licensed open-source project for
> inspecting the Java HotSpot VM's JIT compiler output.
> JITWatch can use the hsdis (HotSpot Disassembler) tool from the OpenJDK
> project (GPLv2 + classpath exception -
> http://openjdk.java.net/legal/gplv2+ce.html) which is built by linking
> against binutils.
> I'd like to be able to host hsdis binaries for JITWatch users but found
> these build instructions that suggest a license issue with doing so:
> I then found this post suggesting GPLv3 binutils is available:
> Could any licensing experts shed some light on whether there is a
> compliant way to distribute hsdis binaries that statically link binutils?
> Many thanks,
>  https://github.com/AdoptOpenJDK/jitwatch