Canonical Will Remove Java From Ubuntu

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Sun Dec 18 12:04:23 UTC 2011

On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 11:54 AM, Neal Becker <ndbecker2 at> wrote:

Actually that's not entirely correct. They're removing the Sun Java
closed source variant due to changes in licensing from Oracle
preventing them from shipping security fixes. They also ship OpenJDK
which is the open source release of the Java JDK as shipped in Fedora
and that will continue to be available and its completely compatible
with the Sun variant as its mostly based on the same code. I
personally think its a good thing.

See their press release with the full details

Also this is completely off topic for this list.


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