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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [general] Sun will take GPL License?
Date Mon, 13 Nov 2006 08:23:11 GMT


Jin Mingjian wrote:
> But does Apache License make JDK out of control? I don't think so:)

I think that it just means that it helps them limit the number of
proprietary forks of the code.

But I'm not worried about that being harmful no matter what the license
- the market doesn't want broken Java.

geir

> 
> 在 06-11-13,Geir Magnusson Jr.<geir@pobox.com> 写道:
>>
>>
>> Jin Mingjian wrote:
>> > GPL is not very compatible with Apache License. So, I guess Sun want
>> > to prevent Harmony from using any codes they owned?! Very Very Very...
>>
>> No - it was simply about control.
>>
>> geir
>>
>> >
>> > 在 06-11-13,LvJimmy,Jing<firepure@gmail.com> 写道:
>> >> Oops!GPL v2? I can hardly believe it!
>> >> Does it mean, all codes using Sun's JDK have to take GPL?
>> >> Crazy and unbelieveable... However I like GPL ;)
>> >>
>> >> 在06-11-13,Jin Mingjian <jin.phd@gmail.com> 写道:
>> >> >
>> >> > Mark Reinhold's blog has confirmed this news. He said:
>> >> > ...
>> >> > Sun is open-sourcing its entire Java stack―ME, SE, and EE―under
the
>> >> > GNU General Public License, version 2.
>> >> >
>> >> > The license choice―which has taken many by surprise (gotcha!)―is
a
>> >> > giant leap. For more on the big picture, including a link to
>> >> > tomorrow's webcast announcement, please see
>> >> > http://sun.com/opensource/java.
>> >> > ...
>> >> >
>> >> > link: http://blogs.sun.com/mr/entry/one_giant_leap
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >>
>> >> Best Regards!
>> >>
>> >> Jimmy, Jing Lv
>> >> China Software Development Lab, IBM
>> >>
>>

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