Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Nov 2006 08:46 UTC, submitted by someone
Java The cat is out of the bag: Java will be released under the GPL. Joshua Marinacci writes: "I think it makes a lot of sense because it protects Sun's interest in preventing forks and also the community's interest in knowing that Java will forever be available in the public sphere. The GPL has always provided an option to fork just in case someone takes the code in a bad direction. Historically having this option available ensures that it never needs to actually be used, letting the community grow and thrive."
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RE[5]: Good for the World
by santana on Mon 13th Nov 2006 21:12 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Good for the World"
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2006-10-22

Interesting definition of loosing a market ;) However, I couldn't care less on who is winning and who is not, as long as there is something for me to do. And with Java it seems it will be a long long time and many many more projects for me to work on. And with opensource strategy my country now has, this java GPL comes quite handy, I must say.

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