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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oracle == money
by TomF on Mon 19th Dec 2011 19:53 UTC
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it's really simple:

Oracle: does it make money ? no ? scrap it.

I'm not saying companies should be charities... but Oracle would sell their mother and little sister into slavery if it could make money (correction: they would lease them... and charge you forever)

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