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Re: any reason to use Sun's Java?



On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 00:26, Thufir wrote:

> [...]
> > You might also be interested to know that Sun has announced that they
> > will be open sourcing their Java in the near future.  I think that will
> > pretty much seal the deal that Sun's JRE will be the industry
> > standard.   
> > 

> 
> But under which license?  Probably the same as they open sourced solaris. 
> Nothing from solaris can cross pollinate to linux without violating a
> license.  (I always thought the GNU crowd were fanatics, but now I'm
> rethinking that stance.)
> 
> IBM, of course, would prefer to use the GPL, as that'd be in their
> interests.

The whole point of using java is that it is supposed to be the
same everywhere.  If you can use the standard version, why
would you want to do anything else with it? 

-- 
 Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com



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