Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th May 2007 10:08 UTC, submitted by Ford Prefect
Java Sun Microsystems has announced the release of an open-source version of its Java Development Kit for Java Platform Standard Edition. Sun has contributed the software to the OpenJDK Community as free software under the GNU GPLv2. Sun also announced that OpenJDK-based implementations can use the JCK (Java SE 6 Technical Compatibility Kit) to establish compatibility with the Java SE 6 specification. OpenBSD has already started importing the release.
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RE: Why GPL?
by renox on Thu 10th May 2007 22:34 UTC in reply to "Why GPL?"
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Note that Sun isn't the first one to distribute base software as GPL, Trolltech did choose the same license for Qt, for the same obvious reason.

That's why the GPL works so well: both free software advocates and companies which want some kind of return on investment use it..

Note that for Qt, even if RMS prefers GPL over the LGPL, Linux's distribution are using more and more Gnome even though many users prefer KDE over Gnome..

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