Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th May 2007 10:08 UTC, submitted by Ford Prefect
Java Sun Microsystems has announced the release of an open-source version of its Java Development Kit for Java Platform Standard Edition. Sun has contributed the software to the OpenJDK Community as free software under the GNU GPLv2. Sun also announced that OpenJDK-based implementations can use the JCK (Java SE 6 Technical Compatibility Kit) to establish compatibility with the Java SE 6 specification. OpenBSD has already started importing the release.
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Open Version?
by load_mic on Wed 9th May 2007 12:20 UTC
load_mic
Member since:
2005-12-13

So, does this mean that there will be two versions on Java?
Could there be a potential problem here?

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RE: Open Version?
by Constantine XVI on Wed 9th May 2007 13:35 in reply to "Open Version?"
Constantine XVI Member since:
2006-11-02

There already are a few JVMs.
We've got Sun's, IBM, GNU Classpath, GCJ, and Apache Harmony. Sun's will still be the standard, so we don't have too much to worry about

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RE[2]: Open Version?
by computrius on Wed 9th May 2007 16:30 in reply to "RE: Open Version?"
computrius Member since:
2006-03-26

Yes, but the only one that works worth $(%@ is the sun one. Most (and by most I mean all.. I am just covering for some exceptions that I probably dont know about) of the open source ones that exist currently (and before sun open sourced theirs) are pretty much garbage.

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RE: Open Version?
by knightrider on Wed 9th May 2007 14:41 in reply to "Open Version?"
knightrider Member since:
2006-12-11

I hope not. But if they can solve the startup issue in the open source version they can then impliment that fix in the original.

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RE: Open Version?
by trenchsol on Wed 9th May 2007 19:52 in reply to "Open Version?"
trenchsol Member since:
2006-12-07

I've studied SUN announcements very carefuly. That means that anyone can take JDK source code, change it, recompile and distribute under GPL v2. Who would want to use those derivates, that is another matter.

Mayby some Linux distributions would choose to link JDK with different or newer version of some library, or so.

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