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Sun just released the JDK under the GPL implications for F8 / F9?



Hi all,

Sun has just released (most of) the JDK under the GPL, hurray!

Looking forward to the next devel cycle what will this mean? I haven't looked yet at which parts are missing, as some parts are missing since they are not Sun's to open.

But I think we need a new java strategy for F8, or otherwise surely F9, taking the GPL JDK into account. In my limited experience gcj, although a great achievement, fails to run many java programs, including many opensource java programs, out of the box.

I've been tempted sometimes to try and fix either the app or gcj, but after Sun's promise I've opted to invest my time elsewhere. Although I'm a java noob, I'm also a quick learner, and I'm thinking about sinking some serious time into this, but we first need a strategy I think.

Well thats really all I've to say about this, not much really, but I'm kind hoping this will be the start of a very interesting thread :)

Regards,

Hans


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