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SDN: Opening Up: Laurie Tolson on Open Source Strategy for the Java Platform

Aug 22, 2006, 15:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Jim: Where is Sun in the process of open sourcing the code for Sun's Java platform implementations? When can developers expect to see the code released?

"Laurie: Sun will release several significant components of Java SE by the end of 2006. We don't know exactly which ones yet, but the javac bytecode compiler and the HotSpot Virtual Machine--among other things--are on the table. The rest of a buildable JDK will be released in early 2007. In addition, Sun plans to open source implementations of the Java ME platform (both CLDC and CDC). We intend to roll this out by the end of 2006. Most importantly, we're not doing this in isolation. We want to learn from successful open source projects how best to go about this..."

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