<pedrocorreia.net ⁄>

<Java GPL'd: Who really cares? ⁄ >

clicks: 3919 3919 2006-11-17 2006-11-17 goto misc myNews misc  Bookmark This Bookmark This

InfoQ.com and many other sites are reporting that Java SE and Java ME platforms has been GPL'd. But who really cares?

The debate over whether Sun should open source Java or not raged on for years. But why? Recently, I felt this was a more academic discussion as developers were already using actual open source Java and alternatives in their everyday jobs already.

Imho, it sounds like big news, but in a very practical, realistic sense, it's not. This does NOT include the Java Enterprise Edition (EE) platform (other than GlassFish Java EE app server tool) as a whole, the platform where Sun receives most of its Java licensing revenue, and imho is the most important of the three major platforms. It only includes the core/desktop Java Standard Edition (SE) and mobile/wireless Java Micro Edition (ME) platforms.

Open source Java already exists in frameworks and tools like Spring, Seam, Struts, Eclipse, Tomcat, JBoss App server, and many, many more. In the most practical sense to developers, etc... open source Java has been around for a few years now in a very practical and adoptive way. So, the open sourcing of Sun's Java spec, standard reference implementation and Sun tools tied to it just isn't a big deal.

este é só um excerto do artigo, para aceder ao artigo completo, clique no link em baixo:
this is just a small excerpt from the article, to access the full article please click in the link below:


Subscribe News RSS  Subscribe News Updates by E-mail

myNews <myNews show="rand" cat="misc" ⁄>

Adobe Photoshop CS6: Improvements for Web and UI Designers new ...

Photoshop CS6 has been hailed as a huge improvement for web and UI designers. I'm going to share wit (...)

clicks: 17996 17996 2012-05-14 2012-05-14 goto url (new window) webdesign.tutsp... goto myNews misc

Camera Exposure Modes Explained new ...

If you're just getting started with photography, the letters on your camera's dial might feel like h (...)

clicks: 15757 15757 2012-05-13 2012-05-13 goto url (new window) photo.tutsplus.... goto myNews misc

45 Fresh Collection of High Quality Free PSD Files new ...

What else can be so great for a designer than finding out high quality Photoshop PSD files? This is (...)

clicks: 9627 9627 2012-05-09 2012-05-09 goto url (new window) smashingapps.co... goto myNews misc

15 Free High Quality ToolTip PSD's new ...

A tooltip or infotip can be defined as a graphical hint that is incorporated with the website design (...)

clicks: 11257 11257 2012-05-07 2012-05-07 goto url (new window) smashingapps.co... goto myNews misc

40+ Elegant Examples of River Photography

River photography is one of the beautiful type of photography, photographers take pleasure in this w (...)

clicks: 7070 7070 2012-05-04 2012-05-04 goto url (new window) smashingbuzz.co... goto myNews misc

40 Fresh And High Quality Free Icon Sets In PSD Format

Here is yet another exciting collection of high quality Free Icon PSD files for the designers that t (...)

clicks: 7578 7578 2012-02-19 2012-02-19 goto url (new window) smashingapps.co... goto myNews misc

15 jQuery Calendar Date Picker Plugins

In this collection, you will see some of the best jQuery Calendar Date Picker Plugins that will allo (...)

clicks: 7503 7503 2012-02-18 2012-02-18 goto url (new window) smashingapps.co... goto myNews misc

50 Beautiful Yet Free HTML5 And CSS3 Templates

HTML5 templates are getting very popular these days because all professional HTML5 templates are com (...)

clicks: 8077 8077 2012-02-17 2012-02-17 goto url (new window) smashingapps.co... goto myNews misc