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You cannot change the license of code from others, such as mysql-connector-java. That license is set by the author of that particular component (Oracle company). If your client stated the requirement up front, you have a problem. But otherwise you can just decline the request, and state that this is outside your control. P.S. The use of the term "...


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mysql-connector/j is licensed as GPLv2 by Oracle but has a FOSS Exception. If you want to distribute your software as FOSS, you can choose any license "that is OSI-approved and/or categorized by the FSF as free". Otherwise you must use a different library or buy a commercial license from Oracle. And you cannot change the license of mysql-connector/...


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According to https://www.mysql.com/about/legal/licensing/oem/, you are free to use any approved open source license for your code even if it is using the GPL'd MySQL library. The license used by recent versions of mysql-connector-java is described here: https://oss.oracle.com/licenses/universal-foss-exception/ Here is an excerpt of the LICENSE file provided ...


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Regardless of technologies you use for distribution, you must comply with the license. The Apache license requires that you include a copy the license text + NOTICE file with your software. The appropriate mechanism for this could be the JAR's META-INF system, but it might be more appropriate to (additionally) put copies into your software's documentation or ...


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If my parent programs are licensed under GPLv3 and their source code available on Gitlab alongside the JARs, does that meet the requirements of the GPLv3/LGPL libraries I am using? If the GitLab repository is also the location where your users would go to download the binaries, then that is indeed enough to meet the GPL requirements. If your users download ...


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I think it is legal since the AdoptOpenJDK jdk is open source. You don't even need to hack it, you can build it from it's sources. To build is easy. Just follow the instructions, but you will have to dig with the sources a little to find where to change the icon.


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