Monday, November 13, 2006

Open Source Java

Sun announced that the core Java platforms will be made available under GPL. In general, I think this is a useful turn, but at this point I wonder how many people really have a keen desire to hack Java platform code. The main benefit is likely to be in areas like performance and memory management, where ISVs have a vested interest in tuning the platform.

It's strange to see how GPL has moved from being the license of open source purists to a preferred vendor license.

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