[Mageia-discuss] Sun java updates must now be downloaded and installed manually.

Johnny A. Solbu cooker at solbu.net
Fri Nov 18 04:47:10 CET 2011

On Friday 18 November 2011 04:04, David W. Hodgins wrote:
> As pointed out in https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3101#c4
> which links to a page that links to
> http://robilad.livejournal.com/90792.html
> linux distributions are no longer licensed to distribute sun/oracle java packages.

The blog post seems to say that the distribtor license is retired because Oracle now consider OpenJDK to be mature enough so that this license is no longer needed.
The blog post also says that the license was invented to serve the community untill a Free Java implementation could take over. This point seems to have been reached, according to the post.

This is actually good news for the Free software community.

Johnny A. Solbu
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