Rethinking the Linux Distribution
Subject:   Blackdown Java is NOT FOSS
Date:   2007-05-13 13:59:49
From:   craig.knights
ignoring how much I disagree with the idea of cramming even more functionality into browsers, I just wanted to point out that Blackdown isn't free software. The reason it has been given priority over Sun's JDK in Linux distributions in the past is because it had a less restrictive distribution license, which allowed them to repackage it in their native package formats.
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  • Blackdown Java is NOT FOSS
    2007-05-14 06:43:42  georgebelotsky [View]

    Thanks for noticing that Blackdown is not actually FOSS. I sent the necessary correction to the editor.