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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Also about .NET
by Bonus on Wed 17th May 2006 10:40 UTC
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Well, hmmmmmm. I really don't know too much about Java but a decent amount about .NET. With .NET, when I was working with it, it seemed limited unto itself. Interop and stuff.
Is this the same with Java? Will Java not have that problem now? It seems like Java is very cross platform obviously when you can run it anyware unlike .NET and the Eclipse project seems to emphasize that. Now liberarting it, who knows...

Wild wacky future.

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