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 BluenoseJake on Wed 9th May 2007 23:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ah well"
BluenoseJake
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Actually, that's false. If you modified the Runtime, then you would have to release the modified runtime as GPL, but anything you write with it is not GPL. Any linking to the runtime is done exactly then, at runtime.

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