Java support

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Tue May 15 09:37:50 EDT 2007


On Tue, 2007-05-15 at 14:32 +0200, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> * Jim Gettys <jg at laptop.org> [070515 05:09]:
> > http://wiki.laptop.org/go/RestrictedFormats
> 
> The information there should probably be updated, as it seems
> obsolete.
> 
> http://openjdk.java.net/ has source code for download that says 
> it is all GPL.

That code is (1) not Java since it cannot pass the certification tests,
and (2) is not complete since some pieces (namely graphics and font
rendering) could not be released under the GPL due to IP concerns.  When
there is a usable conglomeration of FOSS bits from GNU's gcj and the
Open JDK, then it's reasonable to revisit.

Dan



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