Linked by David Adams on Mon 19th Dec 2011 17:05 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Java Oracle's Sun Java JDK packages are to be removed from the Ubuntu partner repositories and disabled on users systems. Oracle, in retiring the "Operating System Distributor License for Java," means Canonical no longer have permission to distribute the package. The change will affect Ubuntu 10.04 LTs, Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 users only. Users who have the "sun-java-6" package installed on their system will see it removed via a future software update -- the exact date of which is "TBD."
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RE: I was afraid of this.
by Lennie on Mon 19th Dec 2011 18:56 UTC in reply to "I was afraid of this."
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While I'm not a great supporter of Java or Oracle, but Java isn't going away. Just the Sun JRE/JDK is going away, OpenJDK is the replacement.

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