Friday, December 15, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Facebook Will Start Putting Ads Before Videos
Samsung's Smart Speaker Coming Next Year
Internet Neutrality is Officially Dead
Synaptics Brings First In-Display Fingerprint Sensors for Smartphones
Disney to Buy Fox Film and Some TV Businesses for $52 billion
Powerful iMac Pro is Available Today, Starting at $5,000
IBM Announces Collaboration With Leading Companies to Accelerate Quantum Computing
Bing Gets Intelligent Search Features, Powered by AI
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Sun Rel...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Sun Releases Java to The Open Source Community


Sun Microsystems announced it is releasing its implementations of Java technology as free software under the GNU General Public License version two (GPLv2).

Available today are the first pieces of source code for Sun's implementation of Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE) and a buildable implementation of Java Platform Micro Edition (Java ME). Details are available at: http://www.sun.com/opensource/java. In addition, Sun is adding the GPLv2 license to Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE), which has been available for over a year under the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) through Project GlassFish at http://glassfish.dev.java.net.

This announcement represents one of the largest source code contributions under the GPL license (under which the GNU/Linux operating system is also distributed) and the open sourcing of one of the industry's most significant and pervasive software platforms. With more than 3.8 billion Java technology enabled devices, Java technology is showing explosive growth, appearing in volume everywhere. From mobile phones and smart cards to enterprise applications and supercomputers, Java technology provides a unifying platform for software innovation. By open sourcing Java software, while offering commercial products with indemnity for our customers, Sun expects Java technology to become even more pervasive.

"By open sourcing Sun's implementation of Java technology, we will inspire a new phase of developer collaboration and innovation using the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and expect the Java platform to be the foundation infrastructure for next generation Internet, desktop, mobile and enterprise applications," said Rich Green, executive vice president of Software at Sun. "With the Java Development Kit (JDK) released as free software under the GPL, Sun will be working closely with distributors of the GNU/Linux operating system, who will soon be able to include the JDK as part of the open source repositories that are commonly included with GNU/Linux distributions."

"Everyone has been expecting that one day Sun would open source Java technology, but no one expected just how far they'd go - GPL. A bold move, and a great opportunity both for Sun and for free and open source software, " said Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media.


Previous
Next
Autodesk's 3D Software Drives Next-Generation Gaming Graphics        All News        HP Unveils Multi-core Workstations
Microsoft CEO Touts Company "Bet" on Web Services     General Computing News      Epson and Microsoft Announce a Cross-License of their Patent Holdings

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
New Samsung Notebook 9 Pen and Notebook 9 Released
Samsung Patents 'Double-sided' Smartphone
Upcoming Samsung QLED TVs Could Have LG Panels Inside
Luxurious Samsung W2018 Flip Phone Launches in China
Samsung Starts Producing 512-Gigabyte Universal Flash Storage for Mobile Devices
KDDI and Samsung Demonstrate 5G on a Train Moving at 100kmh
Wearables Market Grows as Smart Wearables Rise and Basic Wearables Decline
Samsung to Add Bixby to New ARTIK IoT Solution
Samsung Starts Mass Production of its 2nd Generation 10nm FinFET Process Technology
Samsung's 'Graphene Ball' Technology Speeds up Battery Charging
Samsung Foundry in Advanced Discussions With New Customers for 7nm Chips
Samsung, LG Comment on USITC's Tariffs to Curb Washer Imports

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .