Since I have been maintaining sun-java6 packages for a year and half, I am following the rhythm releases (security is one of the reasons).
A few days ago, I pinged on Twitter Dalibor Topic, who is, AFAIK, the person in charge of this at Oracle, he replied with a blog post Retiring the DLJ.

The main information from this blog post is:

[...] further Oracle JDK 6 (or Oracle JDK 7) releases on Linux and Solaris will not be provided under the DLJ [...]

Basically, that means that Linux distributions will not be able to package new releases of the proprietary JVM/JDK (including the latest update -27). The only release available in the Linux distro will be the OpenJDK.

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Created by mariuz 6 years 50 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 50 weeks ago
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6 years 50 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago


Good news!

I love watching the rich and evil but fortunately stupid Oracle repeatedly amputate its limbs...

Now, where are you people who questioned the need for OpenJDK?