Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Sun OpenSources Java

These days almost all developer sites have only one News on their front page. Sun Open-Sources Java. I am sure as a reader you must have also heard / read this by now.

Available today are the first pieces of source code for Sun's implementation of Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE) and a build-able 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).

Sun is expected to release a buildable JDK in the first quarter of 2007, following established free software community practices for licensing virtual machines and their associated libraries.

What does this mean to the developer community? Now we as a Java developer will have chance to participate in evolution of Java platform. This was a much awaited move from Sun and the talks were on for quite sometime now.

Until Next Time...:)