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    San Francisco (InfoWorld) - SAN FRANCISCO -- Demonstrating a perhaps more aggressive path than anticipated, Sun Microsystems is set to announce the open-sourcing of the core Java platform within 30 to 60 days, Sun President and CEO Jonathan Schwartz said at the Oracle OpenWorld conference on Wednesday morning.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20...nfoworld/83138

    Woohoo! I have been waiting for the open-sourcing of the Java platform for some time -- as a developer myself.

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    Unless they've fixed every gaping Java memory leak and done something to speed up that slow/sluggish feel, I won't be installing Java on my boxes anytime soon.

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    Looks like the open-sourcing is starting tomorrow under GPL v2!

    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759...129TX1K0000616

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20...nfoworld/83138

    Woohoo! I have been waiting for the open-sourcing of the Java platform for some time -- as a developer myself.
    I just saw Lucifer ice-skating last week about this time- thought to myself, "Sun must have GPL/LGPLed Java..."

    I'm tickled pink, myself. It translates, I hope, into opening up things like JMF so it can be further modernized and made truly cross-platform. While there's a reference implementation, nobody's honestly taken up the charge and come up with an OpenSource alternative which would actually open up things for Java and obviate the issues with cameras, etc.

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    I take back the comment about JMF not having a serious Open Source solution...

    Looks like there's a project called FMJ working on it. Looks to almost be complete if their status updates are to be believed. Guess we'll have to see, won't we?

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    phoneME is the first Java code released under the GPL v2: https://phoneme.dev.java.net/downloads_page.html

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    This is great. What's sad about this whole change in Java is that IBM didn't automatically come out in support of this move. It makes me wonder why that was the case, since for so many years IBM has been a great supporter of open source and on Sun's case about not doing more to open Java. I guess they thought Java would be better under some sort of BSD or Apache license, so that way they could be in a better position to do anything they want to with the code.

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