OSNews: The Java Open Source Debate
Jun 12, 2005, 01:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Roberts)
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"The recent announcement from Apache regarding their plans to
embark on their own J2SE implementation called Harmony has
re-ignited the long-running Java/OSS debate. James 'Father of Java'
Gosling reacted in an unexpected way by giving a misleading view of
what open source is really all about. Now that the dust has settled
a little bit, it's time for an article that is not championing the
cause for the relicensing of Sun's implementation under more
permissive, open source terms, but simply a look at what could (and
could not) happen under the open source model..."