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 sard on Wed 17th May 2006 16:17 UTC
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Will any of this help the native compiler implement the whole of Java 5? I like the language, but it's just not practical to right small unobtrusive utilities when you need the jumbo/slow to startup JRE either bundled or assumed to be installed on the target PC.

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