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