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OpenJFX is an open source, next generation client application platform for desktop and embedded systems based on JavaSE. It is a collaborative effort by many individuals and companies with the goal of producing a modern, efficient, and fully featured toolkit for developing rich client applications. This is the open source project where we develop JavaFX.

OpenJFX is free software, licensed under the GPL with the class path exception, just as OpenJDK. Anybody is welcome to contribute to this project, port it to other platforms or devices, or do anything else that a free software license allows you to do! We welcome patches and involvement from individual contributors or companies. See Community for details on how we work and how you can become a contributor.

OpenJFX is a project beneath the charter of the OpenJDK. The OpenJDK Bylaws and License govern our work. The OpenJFX project membership can be found on the OpenJDK Census.

History

JavaFX evolved from the F3 project at Sun Microsystems. Initial releases were based around the JavaFX Script language, however, in 2011 the toolkit was completely rewritten in Java and released by Oracle as JavaFX 2.0. In October 2011, Oracle announced that it would donate the JavaFX toolkit to the open source community and by November 2011 the OpenJDK Community agreed to take it on. OpenJFX is now open source and able to be built completely based on open sources.