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[3]: Open Source Java?
by zerblat on Wed 17th May 2006 12:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Open Source Java?"
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What would happen to my code that was written and compiled by a fully GPL JVM?

A JVM isn't a compiler, it's a virtual machine...

There already are GPL implementations of Java (GNU Classpath, gcj, Kaffe etc). The solution is to add exceptions that explicitly allow developing and running non-GPL code with it.

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