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Re: Negotiating a license for Sun Java on OpenBSD?



From: "Michael W. Lucas" <mwlucas_(_at_)_blackhelicopters_(_dot_)_org>
On Sat, Aug 06, 2005 at 01:12:24PM -0700, J.C. Roberts wrote:
The FreeBSD guys sold their soul to Sun in a "license agreement" of
some sort in order to use Sun's code as a base for their native
implementation.

Sorry, not quite.

The FreeBSD-native Java implementation did not require changing any
licenses in the base OS.  Mind you, those poor bastards who donated
their work and code to get Java running natively on FreeBSD may have
sold their souls (or, at least, got badly taken), but that's a
separate issue.

I have spent considerable time getting Java working on OpenBSD. How I choose to spend my time is my choice. I've nethier sold my soul or have been badly taken. Piss off!

The last time I tried it, the FreeBSD native Java ran fine on OpenBSD
under emulation.  At least it's a step closer than the Linux version.
And, if you feel like donating your limited free time to Sun, the
FreeBSD version is a better starting point than the Linux version.

Stop spreading FUD. At least take a sec and look in /usr/ports/devel/jdk before posting this crap.


-Kurt.