Open Source Java

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Sun is going to open source Java!! - now this is something really cool. The one thing that immediately comes to mind is that all Linux distributions can start distributing Java in the CDs itself and more software can be written utilising Java. So it's a win-win situation for both the open source community as well as Sun Microsystems as well. The flip side is that it may lead to incompatibility issues if there is forking of the JVM but I think this issue may not be as big. After all, there is only one Perl base code out there...

Update: Sun has not made a decision to open source Java :-(

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