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Licensing confusion; perhaps out of date #5691

hyandell opened this issue Apr 11, 2019 · 1 comment

Licensing confusion; perhaps out of date #5691

hyandell opened this issue Apr 11, 2019 · 1 comment


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@hyandell hyandell commented Apr 11, 2019

Hi JRuby folk,

Looking at the COPYING file there is a section that says:

Some additional libraries distributed with JRuby are not covered by
JRuby's licence. Most of these libraries and their licenses are listed
below. Also see LICENSE.RUBY for most files found in lib/ruby/stdlib.

bench/rails/public/javascripts/* are distributed under the MIT
license, and have the following copyrights:

controls.js is Copyright:
(c) 2005-2008 Thomas Fuchs (,
(c) 2005-2007 Ivan Krstic (
(c) 2005-2007 Jon Tirsen (

Those files no longer seem to be in the JRuby source. I've seen confusion on controls.js suggesting it's this GPL 3.0 project ( ). It seems unlikely the two relate, but perhaps you could remove this from COPYING if it's no longer accurate?

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@headius headius commented Apr 11, 2019

Good catch, it looks like these files were only ever part of a Rails benchmark, which has been removed from the repository. It was never shipped as part of JRuby (we don't ship benchmarks and tests in the binary distribution).

I'll update COPYING.


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