[conspire] End of an era for Java
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Oct 19 10:21:08 PDT 2011
Many people will have missed the fact that Oracle Corp. changed the
licensing on Sun Java as of Java SE 7 / JDK7 so that third parties (such
as Linux distributions) are no longer allowed to distribute it. See
Fortunately, OpenJDK is mature, OpenJDK 7 is available, and even
Oracle's point man for Java (the estimable Dalibor Topic) has nothing
but nice things to say about it:
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Subject: Re: Bug#645881: critical update 29 available
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Le mercredi 19 octobre 2011 à 12:21 +0200, Thijs Kinkhorst a écrit :
> Upstream has released Java SE 6 update 29 yesterday:
> with security fixes.
Well, that especially means that it is now time to consider the removal
of sun-java6 from Debian.
We, the distros, are no longer allowed by Oracle to redistribute this
version  .
The OpenJDK (6 or 7) is now the way to go.
About stable, I don't know what the security team would recommend
The DLJ has finally been retired, and so has been this project.
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