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LinuxWorld: Full Code for Java Will Not Be Open-Sourced, Says Sun

Oct 04, 2004, 14:30 (10 Talkback[s])

"Following fresh on the heels of the release of Tiger, Sun has provided tentative details concerning its next Java release. Code-named 'Mustang,' it is anticipated to be released in spring 2006.

"Graham Hamilton, vice president of Sun Java platform, said in a conference call during Tiger's release, that Sun is committed to the idea of compatibility, rather than outright distribution of Java's source code. Developers will however get their hands on some parts of the yet-to-be released Java code, Hamilton said, without any additional commentary..."

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