Monday, November 13, 2006

Opensourcing Java

Java is going to be released in full under the GPL v2. The components of the Java SE implementation that Sun is releasing initially are the Java programming-language compiler (javac) and the Java HotSpot virtual machine. In 2007, Sun will release all unencumbered source-code modules of JDK 6 and JDK 7, along with full build scripts; a few encumbered modules will be released as binary plugins. The code will be available under the GPL v2 license plus the ClassPath Exception. The Java specification will remain under the control of the JCP.

Resources:
  1. James Gosling's blog post open sourcing
  2. The Java source code on java.net
  3. Source Java ME
  4. Java EE source at the Glassfish project

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