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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Sea Change
by Sphinx on Wed 17th May 2006 01:01 UTC
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2005-07-09

This could alter the linux distro map as we know it and the spark to set off the desktop as java 5 apps appropriately licensed can now be bundled ready to run.

Will it extinguish the LAMP is the question, it's now competing with tomcat, jboss, jdbc etc.

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