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]: Open Source is not a verb
by kaiwai on Wed 9th May 2007 21:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Open Source is not a verb"
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

Couldn't agree more. It's one of my pet hates. The word "Google" is now a verb in the same way.


Ah, so you're into "axe grinding", well, could Americans stop saying, "Xerox'ing", or "Klenex" and many others?

Sorry, when a business/organisation/product becomes the defacto standard for a certain thing, it becomes a verb; You don't 'search' anymore, you Google, Google is now the defacto standard, the Microsoft of the search world.

Talk about mountains out of mole hills.

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