Larry Dignan

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Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

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Latest Posts

The ripple effect of a GPL'd Java will reach far and wide

It's official. Despite some saying it couldn't be done, not only is Sun open sourcing Java, it's doing it under version 2 of the Free Software Foundation's GNU General Public License (GPLv2) using an FSF-endorsed footnote known as the "classpath exception.

November 13, 2006 by David Berlind


eWeek: Sun to open source Java under the GPL

According to a comment on my last post, eWeek has posted a story saying that Sun will open source Java using version 2 of the GNU General Public License (the GPL). However, clicking on the link leads you to eWeek's home page which means one of two things: either the long URL was fabricated by the person who left the comment, or eWeek has unpublished the story (removed it from its Web site).

November 12, 2006 by David Berlind


The fair-weather "friends of Linux"

Ever since Microsoft entered into their agreement with Novell, everyone has been speculating that Microsoft will sue RedHat. My question is ... Why would they bother?

November 10, 2006 by Marc Wagner