eWeek: Should Sun Free Java?
Mar 31, 2004, 22:00 (8 Talkback[s])
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"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