FreeBSD Java License Hits Bumpy Patch

Javalobby: Sun Terminates FreeBSD Java License

“Cafe au Lait reports that ‘Sun has unilaterally revoked the
FreeBSD Foundation’s Java license, and now can’t seem to be
bothered to negotiate a new license with them.’

“In their quarterly newsletter the FreeBSD foundation describes
the situation in level-headed tone but with some clear

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“The FreeBSD Foundation and Sun Microsystems (Profile, Products,
Articles) are negotiating a new license to continue distribution of
binaries for the Java runtime and the JDK, for use with the FreeBSD
open source operating system, according to the foundation.

“A FreeBSD official, while saying the license indeed had
recently been revoked, said Sun has sought to renegotiate terms to
standardize them…”


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