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IcedTea Bridges Open-Source Gap with OpenJDK

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| It has been just over a year since OpenJDK, the GPL-licensed implementation
| of the Java platform, was officially released by Sun. Since that time, the
| Java community has begun re-orienting themselves around this new open-source
| code-base.
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http://www.infoq.com/news/2008/06/icedtea_openjdk


Recent:

Open Source Java Technology Debuts In GNU/Linux Distributions

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| Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA), Canonical Ltd. and Red Hat, Inc.
| (NYSE: RHT), today announced the inclusion of OpenJDK-based
| (http://openjdk.java.net) implementations in Fedora 9 and Ubuntu 8.04 Long
| Term Support (LTS) Server and Desktop editions, furthering the promise of
| Sun's open source Java technology initiative. * *
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http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/pr/2008-...20080430.1.xml


Java - 100 per cent open source by end of this year

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| Sun is to open source the last closed-source parts of Java, a move that
| should make it possible to fully integrate the software into Linux
| distributions.
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http://software.silicon.com/applicat...9208906,00.htm
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