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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Screw Oracle!
by shaunehunter on Wed 21st Dec 2011 19:29 UTC
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They're worse than Apple for taking open source projects and forking/closing them and more successful than Microsoft at killing them. They've seem to have been building their entire company strategy on this for the last few years.

So screw Java and screw Adobe and Flash while we're at it.

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