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Open-Source Java: One Year Later

Nov 15, 2007, 18:15 (0 Talkback[s])

"Nov. 13 marks the one-year anniversary of when Sun open-sourced Java. What are some of the key milestones from the past year?

"It has been quite an exciting year and some of the key milestones from this past year include Nov. 13, 2006: We open-sourced several components of Java SE [javac, HotSpot], and the entire Java ME code base, both CLDC [Connected Limited Device Configuration] and CDC [Connected Device Configuration], under the surprising and courageous choice of GPLv2. Richard Stallman said: 'It shows leadership. It's an example I hope others will follow.' The 'Java Trap' finished..."

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