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eWeek: Should Sun Free Java?

Mar 31, 2004, 22:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Brooks)

"Sun has been dealing with calls to loosen its grip on Java for years. During the last several weeks, these calls have intensified, with open-source advocate Eric Raymond and IBM Vice President of Emerging Technologies Rod Smith both challenging Sun to make its Java code available under an open-source license.

"Should Sun set Java free? Lightening the license restrictions on Java might be in IBM's best interest, and it would certainly be a boon to the open-source community, but the key questions are whether and how an open-source Java would benefit Sun's goals..."

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