Java is now 100% free - maybe we should include it by default?

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Mon Jun 23 12:24:30 BST 2008

On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 07:58:00PM +0200, Przemysław Kulczycki wrote:
> Yesterday Java has been announced as 100% free.
> Maybe Ubuntu could include this free implementation by default?

Yes, we are definitely going to be looking at this and it's an obvious
strong contender for inclusion as the default Java implementation. Note
that an earlier version of OpenJDK is already in Ubuntu 8.04, thanks to
the efforts of Matthias Klose; we have been keeping a close eye on it.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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