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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GCJ versus Java
by Don T. Bothers on Tue 16th May 2006 23:28 UTC
Don T. Bothers
Member since:
2006-03-15

I guess RedHat and GNU were doing too good of a job in making Sun's Java implementation irrelevent. Most distros today now come with GCJw/Classpath(No thanks to Sun.) My guess is that this is a desperate attempt by Sun to keep its Java implementation (and Solaris) relevant. However, I think most people have already pretty much committed to making GCJ a real alternative. Shame on Sun always trying to fragment the open source community. First it was Solaris, then it was their Directory Server (versus Fedora Core Directory Server), and now it is Java. When will Sun show it is truly committed to opensource and actually opensource something the OS community has not already made irrelevent.

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RE: GCJ versus Java
by taos on Tue 16th May 2006 23:44 in reply to "GCJ versus Java"
taos Member since:
2005-11-16

*scratching my head trying to understand your point of view*

Are you the same person who wrote:
http://www.osnews.com/permalink.php?news_id=14462&comment_id=119198
So Why so hard on Sun... ?

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RE[2]: GCJ versus Java
by ahmetaa on Tue 16th May 2006 23:57 in reply to "RE: GCJ versus Java"
ahmetaa Member since:
2005-07-06

good catch. one word: bipolar ;)

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RE: GCJ versus Java
by ahmetaa on Tue 16th May 2006 23:54 in reply to "GCJ versus Java"
ahmetaa Member since:
2005-07-06

Not really true.
most people actually uses sun's implemetation. Especially in servers, i dont think nobody actually uses Classpath and gcj.
Classpath, especailly GCJ still needs to mature. Java 5 is out for almost 2 years and GCJ does not support it (stable versions). also both of them are very slow comparing to Sun or IBM's Java.
Sun does not fragment OS comunity, open sourcing Solaris or directory server is a bold move if you ask me. if something is better then linux kernel or Fedora's directory server implemetation, just be happy that there is an alternative, instead of throwing meaningless crap.

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RE: GCJ versus Java
by evangs on Wed 17th May 2006 10:37 in reply to "GCJ versus Java"
evangs Member since:
2005-07-07

If you program in Java, you'll know that GCJ and Classpath are nothing much more than hobbies. Most (all?) large scale Java development is done using Sun's JVM.

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