Java News from Sunday, November 12, 2006

It's official. Sun "is releasing its implementations of Java technology as free software under the GNU General Public License version two (GPLv2). Available today, [Editor's note: actually tomorrow, Monday] 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: at 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(TM) at" I've been saying this would happen sooner or later for the last ten years, and I'm glad it's finally sooner than later. More details tomorrow.

I've finally gotten around to restoring the Fibonacci servers on described in Processing XML with Java, after last spring's migration from Linux to Mac OS X. This involved rewriting the services in PHP instead of Java. Tomcat felt largely responsible for the constant failure of the servers over the last few years, and it seemed like way too heavyweight to install and maintain just for these few simple programs.