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Computer Business Review: The Implications of Sun Open Sourcing Java

Nov 17, 2006, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The long-awaited open sourcing of Java is finally upon us, with Sun announcing the first of a set of releases planned through into 2007. The question of which license Sun would adopt is now settled: it's the GNU General Public License version two. However, key questions are yet to be answered--namely whether the move will help Sun's revenue, and whether open sourcing Java may be a step too late.

"Content Java was adopted by the IT industry as the preferred computer language for the age of the internet, inheriting many ideas from the then dominant language C++..."

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