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Oracle’s JRockit – Now Free!

Jessica Thornsby
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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 Network.

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

Fedora Change Contributor Agreement

Fedora have posted that they are currently in the process of retiring the old “Individual Contributor License Agreement” and 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 CODI 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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