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Linux.com: Java News Met with Cautious Optimism in Free Java Community

Nov 15, 2006, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"The free Java community reacted positively, but cautiously, to the news that Sun Microsystems has released the code for Sun Java under the GNU General Public License. While community leaders showed appreciation of the news by cooperating in the announcement, developers in the free Java community reacted more tentatively, and at least some projects seem likely to continue development of their own implementations of Java.

"Some free Java projects exist for specific purposes, like the Apache Harmony project which seeks to develop a version of Java for the larger Apache project. However, until now, the main reason for free Java projects has been the fact that, although many Java-based projects used a free license, Java itself did not..."

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