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[3]: Ah well
by trenchsol on Wed 9th May 2007 20:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ah well"
trenchsol
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Look for 'Classpath exception' on your favourite search engine. It is a clause in JDK license that enables you to mix class libraries that come with JDK with your own proprietary code.

It was the first thing I checked when I heard that J2SE is going to be distributed under GPL.

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