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Five years of open-source Java: Freedom isn’t (quite) free

“Open source Java has a long and torrid history, rife with
corporate rivalry, very public fallings-out, and ideological
misgivings. But has all the effort and rumpus that went into
creating an officially sanctioned open JDK been worth it?

Java co-creator James Gosling certainly thinks so – although he
didn’t seem entirely open to the idea in the early days.


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