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Oracle’s JRockit – Now Free!

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Jive 4.5.6 released, and Fedora change contributor agreement.

Oracle Free JRockit!

Oracle have changed the license that JRockit is distributed
under, to a “slightly modified” version of the Binary Code License
previously used by Sun for various Java downloads. Following this
update, JRockit is now free (gratis) for development and internal
production use on general purpose computers, and although
commercial features continue to require a commercial license, users
can now purchase these features standalone for use with any Java
application. Oracle state they have no plans to open source the
current JRockit implementation. JRockit is available to download from the Oracle Technology

The full text of the new license can be viewed online. The Binary Code license text is also available for

Fedora Change Contributor Agreement

Fedora have posted that they are currently in the process of
the old “Individual Contributor License Agreement”
replacing it with a new Fedora Project Contributor Agreement
(FPCA.) All contributors with accounts in the Fedora Account System
must agree to the new license by June 17th, in order to continue
contributing to Fedora. The new Agreement text can be viewed online.

Jive On The Go

Version 4.5.6 of the Jive Java portal
building platform, has been released with ‘Jive Mobile.’ This new
browser-based solution supports Android, iPhone and Blackberry,
allowing users to access Jive from their mobile. The Formatted Text
widget now accepts image uploads in addition to text, and adds a
new selection management component to the Rich Text Editor. Also in
the Rich Text Editor, the list handling has been enhanced and the
consistency of text pasting behaviour has been improved. More
information is available at the Jive Documentation.

New Release for MyFaces CODI

A new release of the MyFaces
project is now available. MyFaces CODI 0.9.5 adds an
optional InvalidBeanCreationEvent, and @ConversationRequired should
be supported by typesafe view configs. More information is
available at the Release Notes, and if you’re unfamiliar with
the project, find out more at our
interview with project lead Gerhard Petracek

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