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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Conspiracy theory
by _xmv on Mon 19th Dec 2011 19:34 UTC
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This is part of a "move to NaCl!" initiative by Google.
NaCl is like java, but few like in browser java applets.
So, its easy to kill that way and have the way free for NaCl (which also happen to work only on Chrome and will probably never work anywhere else)

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