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: *BSD?
by happycamper on Wed 17th May 2006 22:10 UTC in reply to "*BSD?"
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2006-01-01

Will this allow the BSDs to distribute java now too? I realize that freeBSD has binaries now, but it is a major hassle if I want to install it on OpenBSD (enough of a hassle that I avoid it all together).


don't know. but i would think so after java is opened sour,ce and since freebsd the the rest of bsds are also oss projects it might as well apply.

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