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[7]: Ah well
by trenchsol on Wed 9th May 2007 20:27 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Ah well"
trenchsol
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2006-12-07

With entire JDK and class libraries under LGPL someone could release competing and proprietary version of JDK that includes SUN's own code. This way, SUN made sure that all other JDK's that include SUN's code will be under GPL.

SUN is protecting their intelectual property, and in the same time enabling Linux and other vendors to create optimized and integrated binaries under GPL.

.NET integrates with Windows, and now Java integrates with Solaris and Linux.

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