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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by chicobaud on Wed 17th May 2006 03:22 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: º º "
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2005-08-14

I think I know (knew).
Sun sells a lot of hardware with solaris for enterprise level (like ISPs, Banking, ...) and they (Sun) support Java integration and push it into the IT departments.

(Even the IRS online filling in my country has a Java web application, I always use the optional HTML version).

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