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: GCJ versus Java
by ahmetaa on Tue 16th May 2006 23:54 UTC in reply to "GCJ versus Java"
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2005-07-06

Not really true.
most people actually uses sun's implemetation. Especially in servers, i dont think nobody actually uses Classpath and gcj.
Classpath, especailly GCJ still needs to mature. Java 5 is out for almost 2 years and GCJ does not support it (stable versions). also both of them are very slow comparing to Sun or IBM's Java.
Sun does not fragment OS comunity, open sourcing Solaris or directory server is a bold move if you ask me. if something is better then linux kernel or Fedora's directory server implemetation, just be happy that there is an alternative, instead of throwing meaningless crap.

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