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From "Shashank \"Shanky\" Tiwari" <tsha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: "Sun Says GPL Is a Possibility for OSS Java"
Date Thu, 01 Jun 2006 14:18:40 GMT
If all the specifications get GPLed, what might be impact on commercial
vendors who sell JVMs and containers? Any ideas?

shanky

On 6/1/06, Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> theUser BL wrote:
> > JavaONE 2006 is over. Sun have not opend Java, as many people have
> hoped.
>
> No one really expected it.
>
> The thing that JS did was formally commit his company to doing so in
> public.  It's a step forward.
>
> >
> > But Sun hold on the speculations, if Suns Java will be OpenSource or
> not.
> >
> > At OSNews.com at
> > http://www.osnews.com/comment.php?news_id=14770
> > stand, that a GPL Java could be possible.
> >
>
> yes, because of a statement in JS's blog, as you note below.
>
>
> > The links ends up at Jonathan Schwatzs blog at
> > http://blogs.sun.com/jonathan
> > where he writes
> > "But all in all, a really great week - we're now making serious progress
> > on open sourcing Java (and despite the cynics, using a GPL license is
> > very much *on* the table), [...]"
> >
>
> I found his phrasing "despite the cynics" ironic, because we cynics
> expect that it would be GPL  or something equally as restrictive in
> order to preserve as much control as possible.
>
> geir
>
>
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