Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Oct 2007 21:54 UTC, submitted by Mark Wielaard
Java GNU Classpath 0.96 "Staying Alive!" and IcedTea 1.4 just got released. GNU Classpath is slowly turning into a bootstrapping platform for IcedTea/OpenJDK by providing the necessary free software plugs that are missing from Sun's OpenJDK to provide various GNU/Linux distributions with the fully free GPLed IcedTea Java platform implementation that will be in the Fedora (Werewolf), Debian, and Ubuntu (Gutsy) releases.
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RE: to be fair..
by Finalzone on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 07:03 UTC in reply to "to be fair.."
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Understand that IceTea is a temporairy solution until OpenJDK is totally unencumbered of patented code. Given the circumstance (Acacia patent lawsuit agaisnt Red Hat), the Fedora community cannot afford to take a risk of lawsuit from another obscure patent troll.

Edited 2007-10-23 07:11

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