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What websites describe legalities of distribution of JAVA JDK 1.6 and Tomcat 6

I have recently come to understand that there may be some issue with distriuting the JDK along with our application along with Tomcat 6.0.  This is done to ensure that the recipients are running the same version that the software is created on.  Is this Legal?  Where Can I go to determine what exactly is or is not allowed?
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8/22/2022 - Mon

Unless I am missing something you should not need to deploy the JDK.  If I understand it correct, the JDK is  only needed if you are doing development.  If you are just running an application all you need is the appropriate JRE.

So, unless you development Java Development software you don't need to distribute the JDK.  All you need to do is distributed the JRE.  There are no legal issues of distributing the JRE, as long as you don't claim that you wrote it (the JRE that is).

Yes, agreed, there is no need to distrubute the JDK.  However this is a large application with a longstanding distribution procedure that does include the JDK as well as Tomcat 6.  Until I get an architect to review and revise our distribution procedures, I'd like to know if I have anything to worry about legally speaking.

No, there is nothing to worry about.  As long as you don't represent the work as yours.
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Is thers a web site out there that can definitively indicates this.  I need to provide evidence to the corporate legal counsel.

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