JavaMail Reference Implementation

JavaMail License

JavaMail uses several licenses:

  • Most of the JavaMail source code is licensed under the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) v1.1 and GNU General Public License (GPL) v2 with Classpath Exception; see the license information at the top of each source file.
  • The source code for the demo programs is licensed under the BSD license; again, the license is in each source file.
  • The binary jar files published to the Maven repository are licensed under the same CDDL and GPLv2+CE licenses as the corresponding source code; see the file META-INF/LICENSE.txt in each jar file.
  • The JavaMail API specification is licensed under the standard JCP Specification License.

You’ll find the text of the CDDL and GPLv2+CE licenses in the workspace in the files LICENSE.txt and mail/src/main/resources/META-INF/LICENSE.txt. The specification license is in the workspace at mail/src/main/java/doc-files/speclicense.html. Don’t let the presence of these license files in the workspace confuse you into thinking that they apply to all files in the workspace.

You should always read the license file included with every download, and read the license text included in every source file.