Change in Java SE 7 Reference Implementation license
Dr Andrew John Hughes
ahughes at redhat.com
Mon Jul 25 17:00:54 PDT 2011
On 15:07 Wed 20 Jul , mark.reinhold at oracle.com wrote:
> 2011/7/20 14:07 -0700, ahughes at redhat.com:
> > On 08:41 Wed 20 Jul, mark.reinhold at oracle.com wrote:
> >> The RI binaries are now available: http://jdk7.java.net/java-se-7-ri
> > I thought the release wasn't until the 28th? Congrats. on getting it done early!
> Shipping the RI is part of finishing the JCP Final Release,
> which is a different thing from shipping a supported product.
> > But aren't these kinda useless if they don't get security updates?
> They're meant only for testing and reference use, primarily
> by implementors trying to get their implementations to pass
> the JCK.
> > Will there be any useful GPL binaries?
> Yes -- from Red Hat, Canonical, Debian, and other Linux distros
> as usual, I expect.
So, in other words, nothing changed and Oracle's implementation will
still be in proprietary binary form.
> - Mark
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