30 Nov 2006

Dang ol’Internet says: yay for Free Java

It is a bit old (in internet time) article from Don Marti “Dang
ol’Internet says: yay for Free Java”
. But I really like
his description of how Sun with their latest move GPLing their
Enterprise, Standard and Micro Edition versions of Java
solidly joins the free software movement. How the existing
GPLed projects around GNU Classpath are already adapting and
creating innovative works based on it. And how this GPL
move clears the patent mine-field so nicely in a way
that makes patent trolls worried. And that can only be a
good thing :) Thanks Sun!