The open source FreeBSD project has had its
licence to view the Java source code revoked by Sun, according to the
FreeBSD Foundation's latest newsletter.
The newsletter, published two weeks ago, said Sun had terminated the
FreeBSD's Sun Community Source License (SCSL), the licence which
controls access to the Java source code. FreeBSD is worried that this
may mean it can no longer release binary distributions of the Java
runtime environment with the FreeBSD platform.
"The latest blow to our efforts [to port Java to
FreeBSD] was the recent notification of Sun's desire to revoke and
renegotiate the FreeBSD Foundation's SCSL licence," said the newsletter.
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