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[5]: Ah well
by fretinator on Wed 9th May 2007 18:26 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Ah well"
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But, if the Java standard classes are GPL'd, and my Java application uses these standard classes, doesn't my application have to be GPL'd?


No linking to a library and extending a library are two different things. I think this is the reason for the LGPL. You can link to a library in a closed-source app. I assume this will also be true for using Java standard classes in your application.

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