Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th May 2007 10:08 UTC, submitted by Ford Prefect
Java Sun Microsystems has announced the release of an open-source version of its Java Development Kit for Java Platform Standard Edition. Sun has contributed the software to the OpenJDK Community as free software under the GNU GPLv2. Sun also announced that OpenJDK-based implementations can use the JCK (Java SE 6 Technical Compatibility Kit) to establish compatibility with the Java SE 6 specification. OpenBSD has already started importing the release.
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RE[2]: Open Source is not a verb
by memson on Wed 9th May 2007 13:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Open Source is not a verb"
memson
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2006-01-01

Thom, I think that you will find that it is not hard to write in English and have no words that do not come from Old English or at least words with Germanic roots*. Your thoughts are true in some ways, but not always. The thing with English is that there are often two words for any bit of it. This then makes folks think that the "Latin/French" words have taken over. Well, as you can see, they have not.

* the bug bear being that old Norse roots often look like Old English ones.

However, there you go, a readable paragraph with minimal Latinate influence.

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