Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Jun 2006 19:48 UTC, submitted by brewin
Java A Sun Microsystems Inc. executive said Tuesday said the company is "months" away from releasing its trademark Java programming language under an open-source license. Simon Phipps, chief open-source officer for Sun, said the company is ruminating over two major issues: how to keep Java compatible and ensure no particular company uses market forces as muscle for its own implementation, a move that would threaten Java's "write once, run anywhere" mantra.
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RE: the real benefit
by cyrilleberger on Wed 28th Jun 2006 21:51 UTC
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a lot of distributions includes java now. Sun has loosen the licence sometimes ago, they don't require anymore that if you distribute their JVM that you don't distribute an alternative. Even debian offers the Sun jdk in non-free.

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