Friday Oct 26, 2007

NetBeans v6.0 Beta 2 is now dual-licensed: GPL and CDDL



Talk about making things happen in internet time -- the NetBeans Community on Monday released its latest build of the NetBeans 6.0 Beta 2 and announced the widely popular Java-based IDE is now dual-licensed under GPL v2 with ClassPath exception, in addition to the CDDL license.

The community believes that releasing NetBeans under the GPL license will help align NetBeans with the Linux community and major open source projects. By making it easier to share NetBeans code and innovations with other projects, it will promote a stronger open source Java ecosystem, as discussed by Bruno Souza, the NetBeans Community Manager and one of our favorite Brazilian Java Evangelist. Bruno Souza

For more details check out the FAQ.

And if that isn't enough excitement for the day, we've got more. The NetBeans plug-in module for DTrace is also available. The NetBeans DTrace plug-in module is a Graphical User Interface (GUI) for running DTrace scripts. The DTrace plug-in module works with Sun Studio 12 IDE, NetBeans IDE 5.5.1 and NetBeans 6.0 Beta 2.

 Photo courtesy of Duncan Davidson.

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