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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finally!
by postmodern on Tue 16th May 2006 23:13 UTC
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2006-01-27

For those who use Java, it has always been a pain to have to navigate through Sun's download pages, accept license, d/l the package and then put it somewhere your package manager can find it.

As for fragments, well no one uses the less popular fragments which eventually disappear from the community. Solution for SUN, maintain Java so it's users continue to enjoy it.

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