[Fsf-friends] Java is Free - 100%, Java Trap is broken

CK Raju, Thrissur ck.thrissur at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 12:15:36 IST 2008

"If you can get 90 percent of the desired effect for 10 percent of the
work, use the simpler solution."

I find it hard to disagree with this.

Contributions are going to remain afloat with EPL 1.0 too...

CK Raju

On 6/25/08, Anand Babu Periasamy <ab at gnu.org.in> wrote:
> EPL 1.0 is a free software license, but GNU GPL incompatible.
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> CK Raju, Thrissur wrote:
>> "Contributions from Foundation members through open collaboration will
>> be integrated to further enhance the platform. The Foundation will
>> make selected components available as open source at launch. It will
>> then work to establish the most complete mobile software offering
>> available in open source. This will be made available over the next
>> two years and is intended to be released under Eclipse Public License
>> (EPL) 1.0."
>> ..http://www.symbian.com/news/pr/2008/pr200810018.html
>> And the license is at http://www.eclipse.org/legal/epl-v10.html
>> CK Raju
>> On 6/25/08, Raj Mathur <raju at linux-delhi.org> wrote:
>>> On Wednesday 25 Jun 2008, CK Raju, Thrissur wrote:
>>>> "Tuesday, June 24, 2008 4:20 PM PDT
>>>> Symbian's decision to make its source code freely available tips the
>>>> scales in favor of open-source software in smartphones and could make
>>>> it harder for Microsoft, and even other open-source platforms like
>>>> Google's Android and Linux, to compete...."
>>>> Complete story at
>>>> http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/147521/symbian_shifts_m
>>>> obile_world_to_open_source.html CK Raju
>>> The story goes on to say:
>>> ``They will offer it under a royalty-free license to members of a new
>>> nonprofit group called the Symbian Foundation.''
>>> Does that mean sharing of source is limited to members of the
>>> Foundation?  How about independent developers and individuals, can we
>>> get and use the source or not?
>>> I'll take the announcement with a pinch of salt until the licensing
>>> terms of the ``open'' Symbian OS are clarified.
>>> Regards,
>>> -- Raju
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