The word is out
Sun is using GPLv2 for
its Java SE and Java ME implementations.
Sun looked carefully at the available options
and decided that
GPLv2 was the best choice
for Java SE and Java ME
have been very happy with
and we are going to keep it,
but we are also
GPLv2 with ClassPath Exception.
We will thus be
dual licensed - actually
tripple licensed, if you count the commercial licenses.
Being dual-license is not that unusual;
(GPL, LGPL, MPL).
Dual license means extra flexibility to customers of GlassFish:
some partners and enterprises may prefer
CDDL while some Linux distributors may like GPL better.
Expect the new license to appear in our source files soon
although most likely not before beta HCF for GF V2
(do you want to know when? - check our
V2 Roadmap, we are opensource and transparent).
I hope the new license will encourage news members to our community
and, to them,
a warm welcome!
To our existing members,
thanks for all your contribution and support
and please continue to build a great community and great technology!