Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Dec 2006 19:49 UTC, submitted by amerigo5
Java This morning Sun officially released Java 6 for download after over two years of development. The Java 6 development cycle has been the most open of any Java release with weekly builds available to the public and extensive collaboration between Sun and over 330 external developers. Sun has worked with over 160 companies to ensure backwards compatibility, stability and optimum performance of applications running on the JVM.
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Java 6 under the GPL?
by Sodki on Mon 11th Dec 2006 21:09 UTC
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Can Java 6 be downloaded under the GPL? Where?

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RE: Java 6 under the GPL?
by tmack on Mon 11th Dec 2006 21:33 in reply to "Java 6 under the GPL?"
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Java 6 proper isn't under the GPL. Java wasn't GPL'd until a month or so before the release, so the first *official* stable release of GPL Java will be Java 7.

If you want to start hacking today, you can go here and download the source to the JVM, JIT and source compiler:

The class libraries are currently undergoing GPLification and should be available the first quarter of 2007.

Edited 2006-12-11 21:36

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