JavaTM Runtime Environment

Licensing and Distribution Info

The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) consists of the Java virtual machine, core classes, and supporting files. It is the runtime part of the JDKTM software -- no compiler, no debugger, no tools. It is the minimum set of executables, libraries and files that form the Java platform. This product satisifes the demands of our customers for the smallest runtime they can bundle with applications.

JRE is free for anyone to download and use. Redistribution of the JRE is also free, subject to terms of the license. This allows developers or vendors who want to bundle it with their applications can do so. However, redistribution of the JDK software is not free.

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