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: Binary Plugin (?)
by smitty on Wed 9th May 2007 20:07 UTC 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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