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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Ah well
by Almafeta on Wed 9th May 2007 15:52 UTC
Almafeta
Member since:
2007-02-22

Guess this means I'm switching to C#.

Edited 2007-05-09 15:54

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RE: Ah well
by dylansmrjones on Wed 9th May 2007 16:06 in reply to "Ah well"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Why that? You can still produce proprietary products with GPL'ed Java. Just like you can create proprietary products with C# in monodevelop. Or GPL'ed products with C# using Visual Studio and Microsofts .Net "framework".

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v RE[2]: Ah well
by Almafeta on Wed 9th May 2007 16:43 in reply to "RE: Ah well"
RE[2]: Ah well
by r_a_trip on Wed 9th May 2007 16:51 in reply to "RE: Ah well"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Why that?

Hatred for the GPL can lead to funny decisions...

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