Linked by Andy Roberts on Thu 9th Jun 2005 20:58 UTC
Java The recent announcement from Apache regarding their plans to embark on their own J2SE implementation called Harmony has re-ignited the long-running Java/OSS debate. James "Father of Java" Gosling reacted in an unexpected way by giving a misleading view of what open source is really all about. Now that the dust has settled a little bit, it's time for an article that is not championing the cause for the relicensing of Sun's implementation under more permissive, open source terms, but simply a look at what could (and could not) happen under the open source model.
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by Ravnos on Sat 11th Jun 2005 01:50 UTC

While we're talking about licensing, is anything going to be done about the license situation that's preventing the BSDs from distributing Java binaries for their platforms? There's something inherently screwed up when I have to install the Linux Java binaries to compile a native JDK for my FreeBSD machine.