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

Paul Sladen ubuntu at paul.sladen.org
Mon Nov 13 12:03:02 GMT 2006

On Mon, 13 Nov 2006, Andy wrote:
> 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 am assuming 'PT' means pacific standard time?

  $ date -d '09:30 PST'
  Mon Nov 13 17:30:00 GMT 2006

> I don't see where it says that its being open sourced under the GPL2,

I think we've only heard the GPLv2 part via leaks so far.

> Do Lug Radio get credit for open sourcing Java ;)

I'm sure the boys would be not doubt happy to make out that they did.  The
true is likely far more intricate---and I'm sure Ubuntu/Canonical has some
has had some subtle effect it making any (rumoured) change happen, should
that turn out to be the case.

> What do we move onto next? Flash? maybe some media formats?

In the case of media formats. It is more about patents on the stream
formats/acoustic models. The code exists, just you can't legally use it in
some parts of the World with backward patent systems.

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