__/ [ Mark Kent ] on Saturday 06 May 2006 08:59 \__
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> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> Sun to make Java more Linux-friendly
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>>| Sun Microsystems plans to alter its licensing to make it easier to
>>| bundle Java Runtime Environment with Linux.
> Not sure I really understood that one...
This was probably one of the first article on the matter (among about 20 that
I have seen since). Here is a more elaborate report:
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| The company said it is hammering out changes to its Java Runtime
| Environment (JRE) license that will make it easier to distribute the
| runtime with Linux. The JRE is a part of the Java Development Kit
| (JDK), which features Java tools for programming in Java.
| "This will make it easier for the...developers to get their hands on
| the runtime with the operating system they are using. We are broadening
| the distribution of the platform," Sun Enterprise Java Platform vice
| president Karen Padir said. Padir was unwilling to provide further
| information, saying Sun would provide details at this month's annual
| JavaOne conference in San Francisco.
So we are yet to hear what happens. There is also a lot of gossip over
open-sourcing Java. Imagine to yourself Java distros *gasp*...