Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th May 2006 22:13 UTC, submitted by adstro
Java "Sun today announced that Java Platform, Standard Edition 5 is now available for redistribution by GNU/Linux and OpenSolaris operating system distributors under the new Operating System Distributor's License for Java (also known as the 'Distro License for Java' or DLJ). Developed in consultation with, and for use by, the various GNU/Linux communities, the new license allows distributors to ship Sun's Java SE 5.0 Java Development Kit and Java Runtime Environment as installable packages for their operating systems." At the same time, Sun also promised to open-source Java.
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RE: what?
by eMagius on Tue 16th May 2006 23:53 UTC in reply to "what?"
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The FreeBSD foundation would still have to pay to redistribute Java under this new license.

All Sun's done is agree that x86 GNU/Linux distros (and OpenSolaris distros) may redistribute its binaries (which they were already doing, albeit in breach of contract).

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