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Re: [gNewSense-users] Free Java

From: Benedikt Ahrens
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Free Java
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 18:21:44 +0100

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> Datum: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 13:13:23 -0400
> Von: Deborah Nicholson <address@hidden>
> An: address@hidden
> Betreff: Re: [gNewSense-users] Free Java

> > > > Anyone knows when gNS would be having a free implementation of Sun
> > > > GPLed Java included by default?
> > 
> > but openjdk is not sun's java, is it? i think we talk about the
> 'original' java here, equipped with a free license by sun.
> Open JDK is Sun's but it isn't the same as their proprietary Java. What
> most people probably think of as the "official" java implementation, is
> still non-free and can't be entirely GPL'ed by Sun, because a third
> party holds the copyrights on some bits. 
> Sun has GPL'ed what they can and the Open JDK folks are in the process
> of developing replacements for those parts that weren't GPL'ed. In the
> meantime, software that depends on the proprietary Java is still
> considered non-free. 

ok, now things are a lot clearer for me. thank you.

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