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Wired: Open Java: Variation on a Theme

When Sun Microsystems introduced the new version of Java on
Tuesday, the company said it was following an increasingly popular
industry trend and moving its programming language to an open
source licensing model.

But Sun is taking a different tack in opening up its
developer-beloved Java 2. As part of the new license, called
Community Source License, the company will charge fees for any
commercial use of the open Java code.

“This is clearly not a true open source license,” said Stig
Hackvan, an open source software developer.

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