"Sun Says GPL Is a Possibility for OSS Java":would be great

Audrius Meskauskas audriusa at bluewin.ch
Thu Jun 1 19:29:08 UTC 2006


This would be a great victory of the Free software. It would be a nice 
experience to work with Sun's code after it becomes part of the Free 
world. If Sun would prefer not to accept the external donations, the 
community driven GPL-only branch is likely to emerge anyway as the 
license permits. See, Dalibor is already talking about this.

On the Sun's bug database, there are enough bugs to earn the permanent 
fame for all Classpath developers, if we start work on fixing them in 
the GPL version of the Sun's code. Our team has an experience of 
implementing the same thing completely independently - could help a lot. 
Also, I think, GNU Classpath is written well enough to think about 
merging rather than about the direct replacement of our classes by that 
Sun has released.

Again, this seems for me unlikely to happen, but I see some things 
happen even if I think they are not likely.

Audrius




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