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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RE: JavaFX...
by fretinator on Wed 9th May 2007 16:08 UTC in reply to "JavaFX..."
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i'm hoping to see Javafx become more prevalent. now that java is opensourced I think relying on closed proprietary plugins to get rich media content isn't in anyones best interest.

Yes! The web was intended to be an open platform with open standards. Accessability and access for all should be the standard. All operating systems should be welcome and easily able to implement the standards of the web. Proprietary, closed plugins need to fade away. I, too, hope that JavaFX succeeds. I am a developer and I am going to jump all over this. It is especially important that it be easy for developers to use. This will greatly increase the possibilty of market penetration. As I've said before, Sun is rising!

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