[ubuntu-uk] Sun to announce Java Open Source -- GPL v2 today

Andy stude.list at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 13 11:45:31 GMT 2006

On 13/11/06, Albert Vilella <avilella at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sun is announcing today that Java will be made available under version
> 2 of the GPL in a webcast at 9:30 US/Pacific this morning.
I don't see where it says that its being open sourced under the GPL2,
the web page just says its an 'important news update'

Nice to see Suns committed to open source by requiring people to have
Real Player 10 to watch the webcast, how ironic!

I am assuming 'PT' means pacific standard time? (its not summer time
in the U.S. still is it?), anyway if it is PST then that makes it
17:30 here, not sure I can get back in time from my last lecture to be
here for the start, unfortunately its an important lecture so I should
really go to it.

if PT == PST find your time at:
(OK so I know this is the U.K. list but some people may be working
abroad or something).

It would be simpler if they used UTC!

I will remain skeptical till I hear it officially announced, however I
am optimistic that this could well happen. Do Lug Radio get credit for
open sourcing Java ;)

hopefully we won't be disappointed.

Does this mean the GNU's implementation of Java is dead?
Or will it just absorb the code from Sun's implementation for the
parts its lacking?

If this is true, long live Sun Microsystems! Another triumph, better
not celebrate too early though.
What do we move onto next? Flash? maybe some media formats?

- Andy (waiting patiently for more news)

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