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From Carl Trieloff <cctriel...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: [ajug] Java Open-Sourced
Date Mon, 13 Nov 2006 14:50:46 GMT

I think it is great that it is GPL, it keeps all the contributions 
following back to project. GPL should not
be an issue also, as Java has a well defined API / spec from JCP, so it 
is not much different than us using
gcc and Linux libs.

Carl.


Steve Vinoski wrote:
> It's unfortunately GPL, which to the best of my knowledge means it 
> won't help us here (see [1]).
>
> --steve
>
> [1] <http://people.apache.org/~cliffs/3party.html>
>
> On Nov 13, 2006, at 5:49 AM, Steven Shaw wrote:
>
>> Interesting!
>>
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: David Coldrick <david.coldrick@sun.com>
>> Date: 13-Nov-2006 05:06
>> Subject: [ajug] Java Open-Sourced
>> To: ajug@yahoogroups.com
>>
>>
>> Well, it's finally happening, both Java ME and Java SE. The details will
>> be available at http://www.sun.com/opensource/java. Believe it or not,
>> you can participate in the Q&A
>> (http://millionsofus.com/blog/archives/110) at the Sun Pavilion
>> (http://tinyurl.com/m338r) in Second Life, Monday, November 13, 2006
>> from 1:00pm - 2:00pm PT.
>>
>> For the more traditional folks, there will be a webcast of the event at
>> 9:30am PST at http://sun.com/javanews (RealPlayer 10 or higher 
>> required).
>>
>> The licencing will be GPLv2 (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html), with
>> what's commonly referred to as the Classpath Exception
>> (http://www.gnu.org/software/classpath/) included in Java SE. This last
>> basically allows for programs to subclass Java runtime classes without
>> invoking the "viral" nature of the GPL.
>>
>> Java EE - see the GlassFish project - will also be available under
>> GPLv2, as well as its current CDDL licencing.
>>
>> Exciting times, indeed.
>>
>> Regards,
>> David
>


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