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    Sun to Open Source Java?
    Contributed by pth on Wednesday, October 25 @ 19:06:15 BST

    Rumours are growing today concerning Sun releasing Java under a Open source License
    in the near future. Check this link out -try /. as well.
    If Sun does this and its DFSG compliant........... yippee!
    Here's the link for the article

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  • "Sun to Open Source Java?" | Login/Create Account | 6 comments

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    Re: Sun to Open Source Java? (Score: 0, Redundant)
    by ressu on Wednesday, October 25 @ 20:02:55 BST
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    this would mean that java would someday be a .deb.

    (if this pulls through that is..)

    [ Reply ]

    Re: Sun to Open Source Java? (Score: 2, Informative)
    by dale (dale@shiraz) on Thursday, October 26 @ 00:19:41 BST
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    Releasing Java open source (esp GPL or mixed

    licence) would have a big effect for the Java

    system. It would accelerate the acceptance as

    java as a standard, and this in turn would

    help kill off the C# and Dot-Net plans from

    Micro$oft. In turn Sun could get more buisness.

    Sun could still have control over the future

    directions of the lanugage in a simular way that

    Linus controls the direction of the Linux kernel.

    There are many other advantages such as rpm and

    deb package availbility, and for more architectures and platforms too.

    I could go on and on about this...

    [ Reply ]

    Chilling effect on gcj, kaffe, japhar, classpath and others? (Score: 1)
    by GreatJehovah on Friday, October 27 @ 17:26:57 BST
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    This could be a strategy on Sun's part, an attempt to take steam out of the the development energy of open source jvm's and libraries. After all, who wants to expend all their effort building a big battering ram today when Sun says they might open the door to the castle tomorrow?

    [ Reply ]

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