Wednesday, May 24, 2006
RMS writes about Sun's making Java Open Source, or not. Forgive the pun but you always have to consider the source. Even though RMS is hard line when it comes to free or open source (and he clearly acknowledges open source) he doesn't think that this step by Sun comes close to open sourcing Java. He mentions that the Java source code is only available under an NDA. That's too bad. Open under NDA does not really equal open in my opinion and certainly not in Stallman's. Let's hope that this is a baby step towards true open source Java by Sun.