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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What about Mono?
by Angel on Tue 16th May 2006 23:09 UTC
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I wonder what impact this will have with Mono? If this is done correctly then Java will be in a good position to bury .NET and Mono just might go with it. But I think this will hurt Mono much more than it will .NET ...If Mono was poorly justified before I can't see it go any further after Java is open sourced.

Tremendous victory for open source and extremely good news for Linux.

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