GPL Java

Levi Pearson levi at
Tue Nov 7 23:23:19 MST 2006

On Nov 7, 2006, at 11:07 PM, Michael Torrie wrote:
> The Java compiler and VM, though, will be the parts that are GPL,  
> which
> is excellent news.  I think this is a witness to the fact that Sun is
> beginning to see the writing on the wall for them.  The GPL is really
> the only way to give Java a life of its own under the direction of  
> Sun,
> but outside of Sun.  It's really the only way to combat .Net.

I don't really think this is going to change anything for the  
foreseeable future.  Java will still very much be run by Sun.  I  
suppose it's nice insurance in case Sun were to go under, though.  I  
don't see any other real impact, though I may easily be missing  
something big.


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