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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dylansmrjones
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2005-10-02

Yes yes, we all know it's been available for a long time, but the old license is not an Open Source license.

In regard to "Free Software", one must remember that "Open Source" is not necessarily "Free Software", while "Free Software" always is "Open Source".

Just as to correct a few details ;)

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