J2EE 1.4 Specification Wins Unanimous Vote of Approval From the JavaCommunity Process
Posted Nov 19, 2003 9:03 UTC (Wed) by hingo
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This still isn't DFSG-free, is it?
Don't confuse yourselves. What this means is that, JBOSS and Geronimo
will legally be able to say, that they are J2EE compliant and they will get
some kind of access to the required conformance testing kits to verify that
claim and get the certification from Sun. This does not mean that Sun will
distribute java or javac or anything else as open source.
So Debian will be able to distribute JBOSS and Geronimo, which
have always been Open Source (which is the same as DFSG-free, isn't it).
On the other hand you are right, that for Joe Random Hacker this
really isn't any news at all, since JBOSS et al have already existed for a
long time. The new licensing rules are more about bureacracy than Open
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