Sun revokes FreeBSD license for Java

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Wed Jan 5 11:57:15 PST 2005


  Have you tried any of the alternative implementations of Java?
Sun's isn't the only one out there.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Tom Vilot
> Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 11:49 AM
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> Cc: Paul_Krill at; tedm at
> Subject: Re: Sun revokes FreeBSD license for Java
> Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> >  I think there is a story there for you but more along the lines of:
> >"Sun's wishy-washy licensing terms driving people away from Java"
> >
> Agreed.
> Sun has screwed up the licensing of Java from the start. Their deal with 
> Microsoft early on made that clear to me.
> I prefer to use just about any other tool (except, of course, for 
> JSP/.NET, etc). Python, Perl, ... any other tool will do the jobs I need 
> done and I can avoid the sluggishness of Java, the licensing 
> ambiguities, and the dependence on a company that is *not* a software 
> company to begin with!
> Grrrr..
>  > Please state your specific affiliation with FreeBSD.
> None. Just a user.
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