[OpenIndiana-discuss] Longterm Support? And Oracle Java legal to use on OpenIndiana?
jacob.ritorto at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 12:59:54 UTC 2010
Oh yeah, right. I listened to that recent interview with Gosling. I
think it the Java issue was mentioned in there. That gist of it was that
Java isn't free; that Oracle now owns the patent on the technology and
are using it for evil -- i.e. trolling around predatorially suing people
to try to get money and establish precedent of power; hence the Google
lawsuit (sorry to use that plaguing word again) and hence Gosling's
"Java: Just Free It" campaign. What Sun (thank goodness) did manage to
do, before it was too late, was to GPL the official Sun implementation
of Java. So I think (and IANAL) that means we're at least indemnified
from suit if we use the real Java and not some knock off implementation.
Weird, isn't it? They're actually in a position to slash and burn a
massive segment of the world's technology stack. *Surely* they're not
going to pull an OpenSolaris on *all* this stuff though.
On 11/04/10 08:34, Nathan Evans wrote:
> Me too...
> we may have to inovate with OpenJDK
> On 3 November 2010 19:02, Lou Picciano<loupicciano at comcast.net> wrote:
>> I"m hoping it's legal, too! We also have big plans for GlassFish on Oi.
>> (Should we be concerned about anything?)
>> Lou Picciano
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Darko Hojnik"<hojnik at virtualizing.org>
>> To: openindiana-discuss at openindiana.org
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 3:33:58 PM
>> Subject: [OpenIndiana-discuss] Longterm Support? And Oracle Java legal to
>> use on OpenIndiana?
>> Hello List
>> Anybody knows about a LTS (Long Term Support) Distribution with
>> OSOL/OpenIndiana will be planed?
>> At Friday I get new hardware. It's a Tyan two Quadcore Server with 32 GB
>> memory and 4 x 600 GB SAS Drives in a Raid 10. Planned to deploy until
>> 2016/2017. I have no trust in Oracle so I wouldn't buy a License.
>> And would it be secure to run snv_137 or the latest Kernel with Dom0
>> support many years? I need two virtualized Boxes, some Zones and a Zone
>> with PostgreSQL.
>> At last. It is legal to install Oracle JDK 1.6 on OpenIndiana? For
>> Glassfish or Apache Tomcat.
>> best regards
>> Darko Hojnik
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