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Java.Sun.com: Java Community Process Embraces Open Source

Mar 29, 2002, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Scott Carr for this link. ]

"The Java Community Process (JCP) has been working closely with the Apache Software Foundation to update the Java Specification Participation Agreement (JSPA) to enhance the relationship between the JCP and the open source community. Sun has proposed changes to the JSPA based on Apache's feedback, and both organizations last week agreed in principle on those changes. A detailed letter of intent has been posted at www.jcp.org that outlines the agreement.

"Proposed are significant changes to the JSPA to enable open source implementations, no-cost access to test compatibility kits (TCKs) for qualified nonprofits and individuals, and a scholarship program to cover access to Sun's support services for those who wish to run the TCKs. As a gesture of goodwill, Sun will modify current Java Specification Requests (JSRs) to reflect the proposed open source compatible JSPA and over time similarly change the licenses of previously completed JSRs..."

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