Java ME technology has been OPEN SOURCED! Woo-hoo! Let's celebrate!

Finally, after months of preparation, the folks here in the Java ME group are happy to announce that Java ME technology is now open source! Click on the link to the right to download the code, build it, run it, and use it to your heart's desire.

Use it now because it's open source under GPLv2 (not the pansy-a\*\* Apatchme license--we're talkin' OSI- and Richard Stallman-loving, free as in freedom, gen-yoo-ine, real-deal, GPL licensed software. Don't accept anything less!

See:

PhoneME project at java.net
(\*NOTE: Free "as in beer" java.net registration required)

It's time to celebrate! Click on this YouTube video and party up! WOO-HOO!!! :-)

Comments:

This is great news! Hopefully this is the spark that will drive mobile Java into the real world. Hinkmond- given that the release appears to support Linux/ARM, do you forsee Windows Mobile 5 as a "primary target" port of the Java ME platform? I would love to write some apps for my PDA/phone.

Posted by Joe V on November 13, 2006 at 04:57 AM PST #


Hi Joe,

Yes, there will be a Pocket PC 2003/ARM(XScale-compatible) port of Java ME CDC (phoneME Advanced) that will be updated into the open source repository in the near future (next few weeks). It will run the Java ME CDC/Personal Profile stack on any Windows Mobile 5.0/ARM-based PDA or phone.

Watch for it at the java.net phoneME Advanced site!

Hinkmond

Posted by Hinkmond Wong on November 15, 2006 at 10:46 AM PST #

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