Java Liberated

Today is the day I have been working towards for the last seven years, and I am delighted. Sun just made the source code to Java SE Free software in the OpenJDK open source community. There is a fully buildable JDK available, complete with a set of projects for NetBeans to allow an easy start with the code. I am also delighted to have been asked to join the interim OpenJDK Governance Board and I'm humbled by the challenge that faces us to create an inclusive and effective governance for OpenJDK.

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Info, plus tutorials, about the set of related NetBeans projects can be found here.

Posted by Geertjan on May 08, 2007 at 03:07 AM PDT #

Congratulations!

Posted by Ben Francis on May 08, 2007 at 04:19 AM PDT #

It was great to be in the audience when this happened. Great work and a great choice of people for the initial board. Looking really forward towards the future.

Posted by Mark Wielaard on May 08, 2007 at 04:25 AM PDT #

Thanks! I don't have any other words. I will help to fix the things that are not free yet with all my skills and my time! Thank you!!

Posted by Mario Torre on May 08, 2007 at 05:13 AM PDT #

Congratulations! Downloading right now...

Posted by Dave Gilbert on May 08, 2007 at 05:40 AM PDT #

hi there,

Congrats!!

what about java 2D ?

Some questions

1) Is this JDK BINARY compatible with, JDK 1.6 Update 1 ?

2) Is sun offering a online course on building the JDK and manipulating the JVM ?

Thank you,

BR,
~A

Posted by anjan bacchu on May 08, 2007 at 06:56 AM PDT #

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