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[4]: Open Source Java?
by evangs on Wed 17th May 2006 15:10 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Open Source Java?"
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You do realize that the JVM is a JIT compiler, and as such it does compile bytecode to native code? Hence my original question.

While there are GPL implementations of the JVM I am free not to use them if I disagree with the GPL. If Sun releases their JVM under the GPL, where does that leave people who have no wish of touching the GPL?

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