November 15, 2006

Sun open sources Java

In a historic move Sun has decided to release forthcoming Java technology under the GPL v2 free software license. This will enable Java to become more tightly integrated into free software releases like Linux distributions and will probably significently increase its viability in the long term. In an effort to alleviate concerns about free software "tainting" any proprietary licensed code (GPL software cannot legally be included within a codebase without the entire lot reverting to free software), Sun are putting their support into the GNU Classpath project which will allow free core class libraries to work in tandem with commercial software.

Free and Open Source Java - Overview

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