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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Binary Plugin (?)
by kajaman on Wed 9th May 2007 18:33 UTC
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I'm downloading sources now so I hasn't checked it yet, but there is as much binary plug-ins as source code ;) . WTF? I'm wondering what do they call a binary plug-in, and why is there so much of it?!

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RE: Binary Plugin (?)
by smitty on Wed 9th May 2007 20:07 in reply to "Binary Plugin (?)"
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as well as binary plugs for the remaining few instances of encumbered code.

In other words, that is code that Sun licensed from someone else or that is patented, and their lawyers have decided it isn't legal to release under the GPL. Hopefully the community can rewrite most of it soon.

Edited 2007-05-09 20:08

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