ForgeRock License Confusion

IANAL which doesn't help me understand the ForgeRock license situation which looks to be as clear as mud.

Blogs like this suggest I'm not the only one to be confused.

Wikipedias page on ForgeRock suggests it's only the binaries you need a license for (if you compile yourself then is this ok?).

And the OpenAM project site suggests two licenses apply. Though one of these (the first one) states "This License represents the complete agreement concerning subject matter hereof" so how can they then go on to apply another "non-commerical" Creative Commons license constraint?

Joy! :(


  1. This page is unfortunately generated by the License Maven Plugin which is not well customizable.
    But reading further in the page, you can find the explanation:
    "Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) 1.0. This license applies to OpenAM source code as indicated in the sources themselves."
    "Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported. This license applies to the site content, and to the documentation as indicated in the documentation source code."

    A bug has been filed, and we will make it more explicit in the first paragraph.

  2. Which seems consistent with the Wikipedia page... Well, thanks very much Ludo :)


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