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[2]: what?
by happycamper on Wed 17th May 2006 00:02 UTC in reply to "RE: what?"
happycamper
Member since:
2006-01-01

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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RE[3]: what?
by binarycrusader on Wed 17th May 2006 00:20 in reply to "RE[2]: what?"
binarycrusader Member since:
2005-07-06


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


That doesn't say that they paid the money to SUN, which you implied earlier. They didn't pay for Java, they paid for consultation fees (likely legal ones). I'm not sure I see the connection.

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RE[3]: what?
by ahmetaa on Wed 17th May 2006 00:26 in reply to "RE[2]: what?"
ahmetaa Member since:
2005-07-06

as other reader noted, i see no "Sun" on this information.
Also, there is a posiblity that Sun has dedicated engineers for this port or providing support-consultancy to the FreeBSD engineers which may also not be free. Of course someone from FreeBSD developers can answer this question better.

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