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[4]: Ah well
by Almafeta on Wed 9th May 2007 18:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Ah well"
Almafeta
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2007-02-22

By your logic anything compiled/written with gcc/g++ c/c++ would have to be open source.


It means exactly that; since the work is derived from the GPL program, that means it is a derivative work. That's not 'by my logic'; that's what the law says.

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