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Linux Magazine: Decaffeinating Java

May 30, 2002, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"As Open Source begins working its way into the field of vision of most developers, it's only natural that open open [sic] source projects spring up in almost every programming language imaginable. One language getting quite a bit of attention in the open source world is Java. This might come as a surprise to those who know that Java's originator, Sun Microsystems, has been a firm holdout on open sourcing many of its products. Sun licensed its own Java compiler and runtime under a 'Community Source License' that drew fire from the open source community for not being Open Source compliant.

"There are actually some practical reasons, however, why developers are turning to Java for their open source projects and are reaping the benefits. This article provides a roadmap to major open source projects that involve Java and the different flavors of Java designed by its originator, Sun Microsystems..."

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