Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th May 2006 22:13 UTC, submitted by adstro
Java "Sun today announced that Java Platform, Standard Edition 5 is now available for redistribution by GNU/Linux and OpenSolaris operating system distributors under the new Operating System Distributor's License for Java (also known as the 'Distro License for Java' or DLJ). Developed in consultation with, and for use by, the various GNU/Linux communities, the new license allows distributors to ship Sun's Java SE 5.0 Java Development Kit and Java Runtime Environment as installable packages for their operating systems." At the same time, Sun also promised to open-source Java.
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by happycamper on Tue 16th May 2006 22:44 UTC
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is this the same java that FreeBSD foundation had to pay a huge sum of cash to sun to have permission to redistribue it with the freeBSD os?

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by ahmetaa on Tue 16th May 2006 23:39 in reply to "what?"
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can you backup your "huge cash" claim?

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by happycamper on Wed 17th May 2006 00:02 in reply to "RE: what?"
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can you backup your "huge cash" claim?

here you go, in the freebsd foundation site.
The FreeBSD Foundation
Profit & Loss
January through March 2006

Professional Fees
Consulting (Java binaries for 5.4 and 6.0 Project) 27,050.00

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by eMagius on Tue 16th May 2006 23:53 in reply to "what?"
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The FreeBSD foundation would still have to pay to redistribute Java under this new license.

All Sun's done is agree that x86 GNU/Linux distros (and OpenSolaris distros) may redistribute its binaries (which they were already doing, albeit in breach of contract).

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by dylansmrjones on Wed 17th May 2006 01:04 in reply to "RE: what?"
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AFAIK there are no distributions with Sun JRE / JDK on the install media.

However, they tend to have binary packages in their repositories, and this is actually legal.

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