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Special November 2006 Coverage, Day Five

Posted by editor on November 17, 2006 at 8:48 AM PST

Wrapping up our special event

Today's the last day for our special look on the front page. On Monday, we'll be back to our regular mode, so we can catch up with developments in the projects and communities, and news in the Java world in general (such as new developments regarding JSR-277 and closures in Java SE 7). But we'll also be keeping a close eye on the newly GPL'ed projects that are part of the community: the OpenJDK project and Mobile & Embedded community, as well as GlassFish the already open-source Java EE implementation that will soon be adding GPL to its license options.

But there's still stuff to talk about regarding Monday's release itself. Mark Reinhold's blog goes Behind the Scenes to show what Sun had to do to pull off the open-source launch:

Rich Green's statement at JavaOne '06 that, "at this point, it is not a question of whether, but it is a question of how," was--truth be told--a bit of a surprise. Many of us here on the Java team at Sun had seen this coming for a few years, but few expected it this year.