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

Tom Tromey tromey at
Wed May 9 14:16:27 UTC 2007

>>>>> "Bill" == Bill Nottingham <notting at> writes:

>> Which Fedora release this ships in depends on how quickly the
>> encumbrances can be lifted.

Bill> Is it a matter of lifting the encumberances, or just re-implementing
Bill> said parts (and what are those parts?)

Re-implementing -- and to be clear, everybody, including Sun, wants to
do this.  The binary blobs are a temporary measure.

The bits I know about are some color management things (Roman has
already successfully dropped in the Classpath impl -- but this too is
not a permanent fix), parts of the Java 2D rendering pipeline, and
some the font rasterizer.  This is just what they mentioned on stage,
I haven't dug into the sources to see more details.


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