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InfoWorld: Sun makes Java 2 platform source code public

Feb 25, 1999, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Walsh)

"Sun Microsystems on Wednesday released the Java 2 platform source code on its Web site as part of the company's new licensing program to make the code more accessible. Under the auspices of the Java technology Community Source Licensing program, the new licensing model aims to bring about more rapid innovation and faster incorporation of the Java 2 technology into products.

"The Java 2 Community Source Licensing model enables developers to use and modify the source code for commercial products free of charge; allows them to change the code without having to return their changes to Sun; and lets developers modify and share source code without involving Sun."

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