Slackware has a JVM
Posted Mar 25, 2004 14:37 UTC (Thu) by tomd
In reply to: Slackware has a JVM
Parent article: GNOME Platform Stormclouds
This is interesting. I understood that there were licensing issues redistributing the Sun JDK, ie you can't except with explicit approval from Sun. That's certainly what the blackdown FAQ says:
While vendors can certainly ask Sun for permission, since I hadn't seen any free (meaning mirrored, in this case) distros carrying it, I believed that Sun wouldn't let unrestrained distribution take place in that way. Perhaps they decided that Slackware distribution included mirrors, but people couldn't redistribute the JDK separately? Hmm.
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