Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Nov 2006 19:02 UTC, submitted by Jane Walker
Java Monday, Sun did what many pundits, media personalities, developers and IT managers wanted done months ago - it opened up Java so that it could be freely distributed under the General Public License. In this interview with SearchOpenSource.com, Laurie Tolson, the vice president of Java developer products and programs, discussed this milestone for Java and what it meant for Sun, developers, IT managers.
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I'm confused...
by stodge on Wed 15th Nov 2006 14:12 UTC
stodge
Member since:
2005-09-08

If Java is GPL, does that mean any Java app I write has to be GPLed too? I thought that was how the GPL worked? I'm confused...

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RE: I'm confused...
by tmack on Wed 15th Nov 2006 14:42 in reply to "I'm confused..."
tmack Member since:
2006-04-11

They wrote an exception, similar to the GCC linking exception.

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RE[2]: I'm confused...
by stodge on Wed 15th Nov 2006 16:20 in reply to "RE: I'm confused..."
stodge Member since:
2005-09-08

Ah - thanks!

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