Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Oct 2007 21:54 UTC, submitted by Mark Wielaard
Java GNU Classpath 0.96 "Staying Alive!" and IcedTea 1.4 just got released. GNU Classpath is slowly turning into a bootstrapping platform for IcedTea/OpenJDK by providing the necessary free software plugs that are missing from Sun's OpenJDK to provide various GNU/Linux distributions with the fully free GPLed IcedTea Java platform implementation that will be in the Fedora (Werewolf), Debian, and Ubuntu (Gutsy) releases.
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to be fair..
by ahmetaa on Sun 21st Oct 2007 23:29 UTC
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iced tea = (%100 Sun Java - %2 encumbered code ) + ( %2 code form classpath and some other places ) + a different repository

IMO, iced tea is ok for now. But i believe Sun has entered last phase of changing the project structure and repository system for open jdk. Plus they already covered many of the encumbered code (with the help of community). once it is finished, i think iced tea will be more like a duplicated effort. if they continue doing it, i will see it more of a publicity effort for RedHat than actual community contribution to Open JDK.

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RE: to be fair..
by Finalzone on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 07:03 in reply to "to be fair.."
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Understand that IceTea is a temporairy solution until OpenJDK is totally unencumbered of patented code. Given the circumstance (Acacia patent lawsuit agaisnt Red Hat), the Fedora community cannot afford to take a risk of lawsuit from another obscure patent troll.

Edited 2007-10-23 07:11

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