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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8098012

WebKit license forces companies to accept LGPL for the entire JavaFX runtime.

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    • Type: Enhancement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 7-pool
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: javafx
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      Windows

    • Subcomponent:
      web

      Description

      -Sorry for the request type, I didn't find a suitable entry-

      Correct if I'm wrong but it seems that companies which do not accept using LGPL third parties will not be able to build JavaFX applications:

      Extracted from : http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javafx/downloads/javafx-thirdpartyreadmelicence-401427.html)
      "It is licensed under the following license separately from the Oracle programs you receive.
      If you do not wish to install this program, you may not wish to install JavaFX 2.0."

      It would be very, very, annoying if it's true for the JavaFX adoption in big companies.

      Would a separate JAR containing WebKit with its own license be preferable?
      Thanks.

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            • Assignee:
              kcr Kevin Rushforth
              Reporter:
              anouardjfx arnaud nouard (Inactive)
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