Question on Java apps

David Nalley david at
Mon Mar 8 23:39:08 UTC 2010

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On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 5:17 PM, Paul W. Frields  wrote:
> Mark,
> Good question you posted on the Talking points draft page on the
> Fedora wiki.  Unfortunately, we folks on the Marketing team are
> writing these without specific domain knowledge about Java.  Can you
> provide some edits here that will help us better cover this particular
> talking point, and why it's good for developers, without promoting
> non-free software?

So for reference the question posed is:
Are technologies like glassfish/java 6 ee, javafx, etc. packaged for
Fedora and actually Free Software?

Glassfish is free software (GPL with classpath exception) - but I
don't see it in Fedora repos.

Java 6 EE - well the text refers to the Java 6 EE spec, and what's
left unsaid is that openJDK is what is meeting the spec. However most
people assume that's java-1.6.0-sun when they see Java 6 EE.

JavaFX SDK appears to not be F/LOSS

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