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Re: Why FC4 using the Jpackage 1.4.2 Java?

On Mon, Jun 27, 2005 at 10:27:58AM -0400, Ernest L. Williams Jr. wrote:
> > Nope. No open source JVM currently exists.
> I checked your above statement with one of my trusted colleagues.
> Here is what I find:
> ===========================================================================
> The statement that "Sun's Java isnt even slightly open source" is
> clearly an exaggeration.  Here are the facts:

Calling them "facts" doesn't make these (sometimes debatable) points mean
that Java is open source. I started to respond to them point-by-point, but
it's really not worth it, since none of them address the key point: Java is
tightly controlled by a strict license, which *still isn't even slightly
open source*.

That doesn't mean its evil or anything, and obviously some people like it.
But it's *not* open source or free software at all.

Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org        <http://www.mattdm.org/>
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