Java Open-Sourced

Well, it's finally happened, both Java ME and Java SE. See the details here. Believe it or not, you can participate in the Q&A at the Sun Pavilion in Second Life, Monday, November 13, 2006 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm PT. For the more traditional folks, there will be a webcast of the event at 9:30am PST  (RealPlayer 10 or higher required).

The licencing will be GPLv2, with what's commonly referred to as the Classpath Exception included in Java SE. This last basically allows for programs to subclass Java runtime classes without invoking the "viral" nature of the GPL.

Java EE - see the GlassFish project - will also be available under GPLv2, as well as its current CDDL licencing. 

Exciting times, indeed.

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[Trackback] Leo en BarraPunto que Java ya es software libre bajo la licencia GNU GPL v2. M�s informaci�n (en ingl�s) en el blog de alg�n desarrollador de sun, por ejemplo aqu�

Posted by La fatiga del geek on November 13, 2006 at 02:42 PM EST #

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