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Red Herring: Make Java free. Unconditionally.

Mar 28, 1999, 23:53 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Red Herring)

"Sun's new policy isn't enough. Unlike a truly open language like C++, Sun will still own Java. Java licensees will still be required to pay Sun a royalty when selling a Java program. And although developers will be able to modify Java's source code, their products must pass Sun's Java compatibility test before they can be shipped. Java will still be what Sun says Java is."

"Sun's CEO, Scott McNealy, should heed the open letter that our editor wrote to him in December 1997 and make Java really free."

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