Retiring the DLJ (Operating System Distributor License for Java)

Posted by mbaehrlxer on Aug 29, 2011 10:56 AM EDT; By Dalibor Topic
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With Java SE 7 and JDK 7 out of the door, and with OpenJDK as the official Java SE 7 reference implementation, and OpenJDK serving as the basis for future Oracle JDK 7 update releases through the now up and running JDK 7 Updates Project it's finally time to retire the "Operating System Distributor License for Java" (DLJ). That non-open-source license was introduced by Sun Microsystems back in 2006, when the open-sourcing of Sun's Java SE implementation was announced at JavaOne, as a stop-gap measure until OpenJDK matured. It was a way to enable Linux distributions to take Sun's JDK 5.0 and provide their own 'native packages' based on Sun's non-open-source bits.

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