Status of Java in FreeBSD? (OpenSolaris is dead)
kline at thought.org
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  I was wondering what the status of Java
> > is in FreeBSD.
> >  http://sstallion.blogspot.com/2010/08/opensolaris-is-dead.html
> 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.
> R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/
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