Java News from Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The Free Software Foundation has posted the first public draft of the GPL 3.0. Notable changes include increased compatibility with other free software licenses and prohibiting GPL'd programs from being used to enforce or enable DRM, limiting the fees that can be charged for source distribution, and an option for limited software patent retaliation. The basic principles remain the same.

The GNU Project has released version 0.20 of GNU Classpath, an incomplete free implementation of the core Java class libraries. New features in this release include:

GNU Classpath is published under the GPL with library exception.