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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RE: Interesting, but...
by drdoug on Wed 16th Aug 2006 01:36 UTC in reply to "Interesting, but..."
drdoug
Member since:
2006-04-30

The license will be one that THEY can rightfully use. You maybe unware that not all of Java is written by Sun. So the license that choose will also depend on how much other people would like to release.

Sun would like to use GPL (I assume you are a GPL fanboy) as they have done in many other projects, but GPL is a problem if not all code is releasable.

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RE[2]: Interesting, but...
by orestes on Wed 16th Aug 2006 03:45 in reply to "RE: Interesting, but..."
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

No, actually I couldn't give a damn less about the GPL.
My days of being a license fanboy are long gone.

I'd just like Sun to stop playing around and define terms.

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RE[3]: Interesting, but...
by drdoug on Wed 16th Aug 2006 06:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Interesting, but..."
drdoug Member since:
2006-04-30

I would not define what they need to do is playing around. Java is not a "Hello World" sized app, therefore it takes time to make sure that any license changes they are doing is legal. Personally, I don't care what license they use, though it would be a nice sideshow if it is not GPL ;)

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