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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Hourras and questions
by bouh on Thu 18th May 2006 02:56 UTC
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Hourra for sun, for many linux users, we wont have to maintain our own /usr/local/java-sun-jre-blah-blah... to avoid poluting the distro base.

Now what about GCJ and other? How do developers of these projects feel (like: "Oh shit, I have been doing all that while I could just have copy/paste most of it!")? Not sure about the future of these projects also.

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