After deeply checking about the fuzz on bug #534047, I think the reaction is exaggerated. The default policy from PolicyKit applies for single user that can install signed package from official repository without root password but unsigned packages need authentification. Grab any unsigned package and test yourself. For multiple user account, setting policy is the key.
According to this Press Release via OS News , it appears Sun Microsystems allow the redistribution of their Java development for Linux distributions under a new license called Operation System Distributor's License for Java or in short "Distro License for Java". Currently, only binaries are licensed as the source code is not available for the public although SUN promise to open source Java . I wonder if that announcement will affect the whole GCJ on which Fedora Project is focusing. Pour les francophones: Selon cette note de presse via OS News, Sun Microsystems permet la redistribution des binaires Java pour les distribution de Linux sous la nouvelle license nomm&ecaute;e License des distros pour Java . Je me demande si cette annonce affectera le développement de GCJ.