Bumgarner: Java Now Open Source (But Not Really Free)

Interesting analysis from Bill Bumgarner regarding Sun’s release of Java under the GPL:

You can negotiate with Sun for a custom license that allows your modifications to remain under your control. Most likely, youโ€™ll be paying Sun for the privilege of actually owning your modifications. Yes, to own your modifications you will need to contact Sun and negotiate a non-GPL license.

There lies one revenue generating opportunity.

Don’t miss his follow-up, either.

โ˜… Tuesday, 14 November 2006

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