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: Best way vs .net
by kaiwai on Wed 9th May 2007 21:41 UTC in reply to "Best way vs .net"
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Now with .net updgraded along with vista this is the ideal way to compete. As its GPLv2 it means every 'everything must be free free' distro can also include it!

my only hope is the gplv2 doesnt inspire a million forks

As long as they don't procrastinate in regards to merging contributors contributions to the project - I don't see any forks happening. But that is my one fear; if they make access and contributions difficult, a group will simply peal off, and develop a project without layers upon layers of bureaucracy - and both projects will be weaker.

Hence the reason I'm not particular excited about the idea of having multiple versions of OpenSolaris - you're just asking for trouble in the long run as each diverge off in different directions resulting in incompatibilities.

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