Java News from Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Further thoughts on the GPLing of Java today:

It takes a while to turn a ship, though. There's more to making a project open source than merely changing the license, and I think Sun knows that. Bug tracking's just part of it. They've got fifteen years of proprietary build systems, code formatting, contracts, and other details to straighten out, and this won't happen over night. However, I'm now confident that it will happen. That's a very good thing. Kudos all around to Sun. I haven't been this excited about Java in years.