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Sun to relicense X.Org code under standard MIT

Sun has been contributing to X for 21 years and now they have announced that all this code will be made available under the standard MIT license, rather than a derivative thereof.

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Java 5.0 to reach end of life this month

Looks like Java 5.0 will not be supported beyond the end of this month, according to the Sun download page.

J2SE 5.0 will reach its end of service life (EOSL) on October 30th, 2009. Public releases of the J2SE 5.0 platform will be stopped at that time. To extend the service life of J2SE 5.0, Sun offers Java SE for Business, a service offering that provides access to ongoing security and bug fix updates for J2SE 5.0 as well as early access to builds on the other Java SE platforms.

Time to switch everything to 6.0, pay for a business contract, or go OpenJDK?

“Linux Don’t Need No Stinkin’ ZFS”

Linux Magazine has a pretty nice little article about Btrfs, a new enterprise level file system developed by Oracle which recently entered the Linux kernel.

The article has a comparison with ZFS, Sun’s (well, now Oracle’s) file system which is not Linux compatible, as well as some benchmarks. It’s an interesting, short read. The Btrfs file system does look very, very promising.

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