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LinuxWorld: Another 15 Years of Java: JBoss' Fleury on the GPL, IBM, Patents and Microsoft

Nov 28, 2006, 20:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Hillesley)

"Speaking at JBoss World in Berlin yesterday, Marc Fleury, the founder and leader of the JBoss Division of Red Hat, told LinuxWorld that he was pleased that Sun had chosen to release Java under the GPL as 'it will extend the life of Java by at least fifteen years.'

"From the point of view of the free software movement 'it is very good news that Java has been GPL'd, because it creates a protection in terms of intellectual property around the Java Virtual Machine [JVM]...'"

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