Status of Java in FreeBSD? (OpenSolaris is dead)

Gary Kline kline at
Fri Aug 13 21:11:15 UTC 2010

On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 08:57:08PM +0200, Roland Smith wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 07:59:20PM +0200, Antonio Vieiro wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > Now that OpenSolaris is dead [1] I was wondering what the status of Java 
> > is in FreeBSD.
> > [1]
> IMO the "status" of Java is "best to avoid it". Just ask Google. :-)
> > I'm currently using OpenJDK16 from ports. Is OpenJDK free from Oracle 
> > hands or not?
> Depends what you mean by free. It's under the GPLv2, so I think you should be
> good wrt copyrights. 
> Patents might be different matter, though! To the best of my knowledge, the EU
> law doesn't allow patenting software. But if you really want to know where you
> stand you should consult a lawyer who knows Spanish and EU patent law.
> People in the US could very well be screwed, however. OTOH, Oracle's lawsuit
> against Google over Android could potentially lead to the patents asserted in
> that case being found invalid.

	y're right on your last paragraph.  i think/hope that oracle's fist
	fight leads to their quicker bankruptcy... to which they've been
	headed for quite some time.  
> Roland
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> R.F.Smith                         
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