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 Bonus on Wed 17th May 2006 10:33 UTC
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“Rich Green, Sun executive vice president of software, told InfoWorld open-sourcing of Java will happen at some point. "I think at this point, I think it's not a question of whether, it's a question of how," Green said. "So we'll go do this."”

Well I for one am kinda blown away at the moment. So many questions and now a few answers this year especially.
For those of you that have felt that IT was in so much flux these past few years, and almost felt like quiting; you're not alone.

At this point because money isn't the prime issue with Free software, it's the strongest who survive, not the richest. Depends on what richness means I guess too. The Bible explains it in various ways. I'm not against money, but I think it's more morphed into online transaction data, because, think about all that info we have now to know exactly what your customers are purchasing and how they purchase it, all the time retaining their privacy, we hope. It's so much more informative then simple credit. As far as knowing what your customer wants, it seems better.
When you don't ask for money you can demand more from your customer.

How many people use Overclockix?
C'mon, there are about 5 top distros that are mainstream and then a few very quality Slackware spinoffs. To me that's pretty healthy.

As a matter of fact with all the distros, none really seem redundant and the ones that are are at the bottom of the barrel.

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