[even more OT] Talking Heads

Jan Schenkel janschenkel at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 24 06:10:35 EDT 2009

Java is open source by now: GPL with Classpath exception.
There are several open-source projects regarding Java, of which OpenJDK6 and OpenJDK7 are run by Sun, and where they've worked on replacing copyrighted code with new open-source implementations; but there is also IcedTea (an 'unencumbered' port to BSD) and SoyLatte (a derivative of IcedTea to run Java 6 on 32-bit Intel Macs)
And then there's the GCJ and Apache Harmony projects; or Google's Dalvik variant which powers the Android mobile phone.

Jan Schenkel
Quartam Reports & PDF Library for Revolution

"As we grow older, we grow both wiser and more foolish at the same time."  (La Rochefoucauld)

--- On Tue, 3/24/09, viktoras d. <viktoras at ekoinf.net> wrote:

> From: viktoras d. <viktoras at ekoinf.net>
> Subject: Re: [even more OT] Talking Heads
> To: "How to use Revolution" <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 2:46 AM
> but then what is the status of java? There are tons of open
> source apps 
> in java (http://java-source.net/), but a.f.a.i.k. java is
> not open 
> source otherwise IBM wouldn't urge SUN to make it OSS: 
> http://news.cnet.com/2100-1007_3-5165427.html. Well, it is
> 5 years old 
> "news".
> Viktoras


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