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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RE[3]: Open Source Java?
by buff on Tue 16th May 2006 23:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Open Source Java?"
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You have to keep in mind Sun said they would open source the code and allow Java to be freely distributed. They still retain control and direction of the design of java as a programming language since it is not GPL'd. So if you want feature XYZ and Sun rejects that request then you are out of luck.

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