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Sun plans to Open Source java.
How is this going to effect me?
How hard will it be to get certification?
How much will I be worth as a Java programmer?
 
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I've always been bewildered why such an importance is placed on open-sourcing Java. I expect it to have little effect on most people whose work life revolves around Java, and I sure hope that the good folks at Apache don't put any further effort into Harmony.
 
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Um, isn't Java already open source? The language is determined by the JCP.

Do you mean they're going to make an open source JVM?


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Maybe I did not understand the article?

But here is the link:
Computer world story
 
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Note that, despite the sensationalist bent of this article, Sun has stated before that they were exploring the possibility of open-sourcing the JVM in the future; and that currently, all the source is freely available, just not licensed with an OSI compatible license. This is not a big deal.
 
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