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

Chandru at
Mon Jun 23 19:27:17 BST 2008

How about bundling open JRE (with the plug-in) by default and if alone
JavaFX can get some presence in RIA space, Ubuntu can have a truly free,
patent unencumbered RIA platform.

Also, the server edition can ship with full openJDK and Tomcat or
JBoss/Glassfish thus acting as a full-fledged and easy to deploy application
server for enterprises.

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 4:54 PM, Colin Watson <cjwatson at> wrote:

> 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.
> Cheers,
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We choose the brand of our Mobile Phone, Motorbike, Car, Shirt, Shoe, Bread,
etc. Then why not the brand of our OS too?

Pre-loading and forcing Vista on new laptops kills consumers' choice. Fight
for choice of OS just as there is for the Hard Disk capacity in new laptops.
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