Originally posted by Abhinav Srivastava:
So ultimately what is really different in open-source java world?
It benefits the Big Corps (the way Eclipse worked out for IBM). Do you think an open source version would survive unless promoted by the Big 3/4/-5..
Originally posted by Jeroen T Wenting:
The exception won't help much because it is still GPL with all the dangers of getting sued that entails.
The financial damage from that (and even more importantly the damage done to your corporate image when being dragged through the dirt by the press) is very real, whether you manage to win in court on a technicallity or not.