InfoWorld: Sun waits for New Year to ‘open’ Java licensing model

Lawyers are pouring over the details and a Web site is under
construction for Sun Microsystems’ new “community source” approach
to spreading the Java cause, pushing the arrival of the free source
code into late January or February.

Until now, Sun charged a large fee to become a Java licensee, so
it was mostly closed to all but large software vendors. Now, Sun is
giving it away, opening the process of standards creation.

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