Five years of open-source Java: Freedom isn't (quite) free
Nov 14, 2011, 21:00 (2 Talkback[s])
"Open source Java has a long and torrid history, rife with
corporate rivalry, very public fallings-out, and ideological
misgivings. But has all the effort and rumpus that went into
creating an officially sanctioned open JDK been worth it?
Java co-creator James Gosling certainly thinks so - although he
didn't seem entirely open to the idea in the early days.