Sun just released the JDK under the GPL implications for F8 / F9?

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Wed May 9 02:52:18 UTC 2007

Tom Tromey wrote:

> Platform coverage is also important but perhaps a bit less so; though
> I suppose setting the standard here is up to the Fedora governing
> board.  The problem is that there is no PPC port and the best guess
> today is that there won't be one before F8.

Assuming you can get the encumbrances removed and get a 100% Free 
software solution soon then including OpenJDK in x86 and x86_64 which 
covers about 80% of our users[1] while putting in GCJ for PPC in Fedora 
8 and continuing to push for a PPC port would be a good approach.



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