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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by marcp on Mon 19th Dec 2011 22:35 UTC
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That's a wonderful news. Nobody's using JAVA anyway, Oracle's policy and overall 'evil factor' leaves no other choice for developers [licensing problems], plus: it poses serious security problems, so it's about a time.
However - if you *really* need JAVA that much - there is OpenJDK with JRE plugin anyway. It might not be that compatible, but it would probobly solve the problem. I got this installed on my system, though I never use it [and it's disabled in browser].

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