Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th May 2007 10:08 UTC, submitted by Ford Prefect
Java Sun Microsystems has announced the release of an open-source version of its Java Development Kit for Java Platform Standard Edition. Sun has contributed the software to the OpenJDK Community as free software under the GNU GPLv2. Sun also announced that OpenJDK-based implementations can use the JCK (Java SE 6 Technical Compatibility Kit) to establish compatibility with the Java SE 6 specification. OpenBSD has already started importing the release.
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Activestate paper is WRONG
by b3timmons on Wed 16th May 2007 16:13 UTC in reply to "Why GPL?"
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Perl, Ruby, and Pike _are_ licensed under the GPL. So the "white paper" (haha) is just spreading nonsense and conjuring theories to fit not the facts but someone's agenda. Hopefully not too many suckers fall for this baloney.

Isn't Activestate associated with Microsoft? Figures... We would not want to favor licenses incompatible with their "ecosystem". <smirk>

Edited 2007-05-16 16:16

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