Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 22:27 UTC
Java "Although the .NET vs. Java war is basically over for control of the Windows desktop, where .NET is sure to become the managed language of choice for new Windows desktop applications, there is a new battle brewing. That battle is for the Linux desktop. Now that Java has been open sourced under the GPL, even the most strict of the 'free software only' distributions can start bundling it and integrating it into their Linux distributions out of the box."
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RE[3]: Ehhh?
by Lobotomik on Thu 8th Mar 2007 07:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ehhh?"
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Potential MIT software patent trap? Then the same happens in X and in BSD-licensed libraries, of which there are many (isn't TCP/IP?), and the BSD kernels ...

What do you mean "especially not with version 3"? Is there, or is there not a risk with GPL2? Because if there is one -- because there IS one -- all GPL2 code, which includes the Linux kernel, GTK+, Gnome, Qt, KDE and most open source is also in danger. Java, to start with.

The problem of potential software patent trap in MIT-licensed Mono is pure bullshit: software patents are as much of a liability for everything else. You cannot stop using code for fear of software patents, unless you revert to pen and paper (and even then ...)

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