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Java GPL'd [Nov. 13th, 2006|07:53 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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I used to write a lot of Java. Over time I stopped, as it was inconvenient. I couldn't just apt-get it like everything else, and I just felt dirty agreeing to licensing terms before downloading it. And I knew I couldn't redistribute it easily, etc.

Looks like it's time to care about Java again:

http://www.sun.com/2006-1113/feature/story.jsp

I can't believe they went with the GPL and not some CDDL-like stuff. Go Sun. Bravo.
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[User Picture]From: harryh
2006-11-13 11:15 pm (UTC)
prepare them to pick up most languages

In theory: yes.
In practice: no.

At least that has been my personal experience.
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