The official Reference Implementations for Java SE 8 (JSR 337) are based solely upon open-source code available from the JDK 8 Project in the OpenJDK Community. Binaries are provided for both the Linux x64 and Windows i586 platforms and Compact Profiles for Linux i586.
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The source code of the RI binaries is available under the GPLv2 in a single zip file (121 MB, md5 checksum).