GlassFish under GPL! Is CDDL Dead?


The first question I've been asked since Jonathan and Rich announced today that the GlassFish Application Server (Java EE 5) is available under GPL is is CDDL dead? Quite frankly, no! As we decided to make Java available as open source, that having all 3 versions, ME, SE and EE under the same license would simplify the ability of developers to work with the code. So now you can download and use GlassFish accepting it under the terms of either the CDDL or GPL (with Classpath exceptions). The practical matter is that only when you decide to change or redistribute the code do you have to declare a license and use that in all future versions. So at that time, you pick a license and stick with it! You can look forward to the new license terms to be fully integrated into the code in the 1st quarter of 2007 when the next version is released.

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Java goes open source. The pig just put on some lipstick.

Posted by Mary Magdalene on November 13, 2006 at 05:03 AM PST #

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