Jeremy Smith's blog

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Java Has Been Open Sourced

Java Is GPLed
It's about 5 years late but better late than never.
Though, the move certainly smacks of Java trying to fight against its own obsolescence (how excited would anyone be if Microsoft suddenly GPLed the VB compiler (ignore the distinction with the .Net runtime, please)?). The next move they really need to take is to deprecate anything with the three letters "JSR" in front of it and move to a more socially constructive path of standardization.