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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Hey, I did not know that the old English talked in monosyllables, like the Epsilons in Brave New World ;-)

Seriously, that really hints that English is far apart from latin; it is very, very hard to compose a meaningful sentence in Spanish or French using only monosyllables.

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Honestly, I haven't thought that my comment would spur such a discussion, with some pretty interesting comments too.

Although I don't necessarily share the view of that newsforge poster, I have to admit that now that I have given it a bit more thought, I do find an "open source" verb strange in that way that it's composed of two words. I can't recall similar verbs in English, although it's 2 AM here, I might be missing something.

Anyway, if I looked at "Sun Open Sources Java" without knowing the context, I'd probably have a hard time figuring the message it conveys. Celestial body does some strange thing regarding opening/source to an island, eh? Looks more like a collection of random words ;-)

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