Bug 236174 - RFE: Include Sun's Java 1.6.0
RFE: Include Sun's Java 1.6.0
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: java-1.5.0-gcj (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Thomas Fitzsimmons
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Reported: 2007-04-12 06:52 EDT by Julius B.
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-12 12:04:13 EDT
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Description Julius B. 2007-04-12 06:52:20 EDT
Description of problem:
Since Sun released Java 1.6 ("Mustang") under the GPL would it be possible to
ship Fedora 7 with JRE 6? The newest Version is "Java Runtime Environment
Version 6 Update 1": http://www.java.com/en/download/linux_manual.jsp

Additional info:
I don't really know enough about the opening of Java and whether it happened
I found the source code of JDK 6 on http://download.java.net/jdk6/ , but i don't
know anything about the JRE.

Sorry if this request has been discussed already
Comment 1 Thomas Fitzsimmons 2007-04-12 12:04:13 EDT
Java has not been GPL'd in its entirety yet.  My understanding is that Java 1.7
will be released under the GPL first, with Java 1.6 to follow.  I'll be
proposing the first GPL'd Java release for inclusion in Fedora as soon as
possible after it is released.  For now, closing this WONTFIX, since Java 1.6 is
not GPL'd yet.

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