Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Aug 2006 18:11 UTC
Java Sun Microsystems plans to open-source its implementation of the Java ME specification and is shooting to have that done by the end of this year, Sun executives said Aug. 14. This is the first time Sun has said publicly that Java ME (Java Platform, Micro Edition) is part of its plan for open-sourcing Java.
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Java source code is already open
by Sodki on Tue 15th Aug 2006 21:15 UTC
Sodki
Member since:
2005-11-10

But with a non-free license so bad that even prevents some GNU/Linux distros from shipping with it. In my opinion, that is show-stopping and will dictate the Java fall. Apart from also being a "bleargh" language, that is.

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ahmetaa Member since:
2005-07-06

well, license will be free, where are you getting your information? . even maybe GPL-like.. and java is not a "bleargh" language. it is a whole platform.

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ormandj Member since:
2005-10-09

All of Sun's open source licenses are OSI approved last I checked. This makes them "free" licenses. They just are not viral, and are not compatible with viral licenses, such as the GPL. This will not "prevent" GNU/Linux distros from shipping with it, that is a choice those distributions make. Get your facts straight before you spew false information.

As for being a "bleargh" language, I'm not quite sure what you're trying to say - but it does seem you are trying to be negative. Bleargh back to you, and what is YOUR language of choice? Arguments can be made that ALL programming languages are "bleargh" <-- whatever this means.

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