Tuesday morning at JavaOne, Karsten Wade, RedHat employee, Fedora Board member and Distro Gladiator gave me the great news -- The OpenJDK6 package is now available for RHEL 5 and CentOS 5!
The package was uploaded to the Fedora Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository and can be easily added to either RHEL or CentOS (here's how).
Podcast to come
While I was at JavaOne I was able to sit down and do a podcast with Tom Fitzsimmons, Patrick Macdonald who actually worked on the IcedTea project at RedHat and enabled OpenJDK to become a reality. Look for that early next week.
Pau for now...