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: Open Version?
by trenchsol on Wed 9th May 2007 19:52 UTC in reply to "Open Version?"
trenchsol
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2006-12-07

I've studied SUN announcements very carefuly. That means that anyone can take JDK source code, change it, recompile and distribute under GPL v2. Who would want to use those derivates, that is another matter.

Mayby some Linux distributions would choose to link JDK with different or newer version of some library, or so.

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