Saturday, March 03, 2007
GPL is the new way...
Sun Microsystems GPLed Java. It was a great news for free software fans. But do we feel the trend? A lot many people are shifting towards open source and free software these days. Firefox, Ubuntu and Gaim are a few examples.
GPLing Java satisfies the long need of the free software community to get a free implementation of Java. For more information please read GNU's concern over Java
But we may have a different view. Java was facing competition from emerging .NET technology. Novel was also porting it by project Mono. So, to simply catch the bigger piece it simply GPLed it. Now with this community will see that its favorite technology doesn't die out of competition easily and keep getting power boosters.
Labels: GPL Java