Red Hat - Sun Now Java buddies

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Wed Nov 7 20:40:26 UTC 2007

John Wendel wrote:
> Can someone explain the changes to Fedora that will come from the 
> recently announced (yesterday) agreement between RH and Sun?
> Red Hat, Sun finally buddy up on Java

Essentially Red Hat would be able to contribute specifications and code 
directly to Java. There is a strong Java based in Red Hat (GCJ, Eclipse 
and recently JBoss and so on) and JBoss already had some relationships 
in place which would spawn out better with the recent setup.

You would get a fully free and open source Java sooner in standard form 
and likely grow the pace of development in Java esp with Linux related 
issues and get a better packaged Java for distributions.  Just some 
opinions and my take on it.


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