Sun to release Java under GPL v2

Posted by Bill Bradford on Nov 13, 2006

Sun has released all of its Java implementations under version 2 of the GNU General Public License.

One response to “Sun to release Java under GPL v2”

  1. Matthew Weigel says:

    Yeah, umm, so far they’ve released javac and the HotSpot JVM under the GPL. The JDK isn’t coming until next year, and even then minus a few bits.

    Whether this will actually allow for a complete JDK build from scratch (a good metric for whether ‘enough’ is open sourced) remains to be seen.