Liftoff!

I just left the keynote hall at JavaOne 2007, where Rich Green announced the full launch of the OpenJDK Community.

Three quick highlights:

The OpenJDK code available today isn’t entirely free because Sun doesn’t have the rights required to relicense some third-party code that’s been in the source tree for many years. We hope to work with others in the Community to replace these encumbered modules with free alternatives in the near future.

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Congratulations. :) Ismael

Posted by Ismael Juma on May 08, 2007 at 04:25 AM PDT #

Great! Congratulations and thank you and everybody involved. That's a great step forward. I am certainly willing to help out with the missing pieces. I'm hoping that the processes will allow for a relatively painless contribution.

Posted by Roman Kennke on May 08, 2007 at 04:59 AM PDT #

Thanks :-)

Posted by Clemens Eisserer on May 08, 2007 at 05:27 AM PDT #

Thanks for dropping this today -- such a long wait, and now things seem a little anti-climatic at the moment. Will be exciting to see what happens now, and how things work out with the horrible binary dependencies and GNU Classpath.

Posted by Andrew John Hughes on May 08, 2007 at 07:11 AM PDT #

This sort of thing has why I've always been a fan of Sun since the first time I used a Sun-3 and played with SunOS and NFS...

Long before Google's "don't be evil", Sun's been doing good engineering and openness: please keep it that way!

Rgds

Damon

Posted by Damon Hart-Davis on May 09, 2007 at 05:01 PM PDT #

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