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First Open-Source Java Code Coming

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    First Open-Source Java Code Coming

    Sun Microsystems plans to publish the first open-source Java code by October this year, the company has revealed.Laurie Tolson, vice president of developer programs and products at Sun, said at a company event that the first components include Java C and the Hotspot VM.The remainder of the code will be open-sourced by the end of 2007.Sun first announced that it would release the Java source code under an open-source license at JavaOne in May.The company is still considering the license under which it will release the technology, and has launched a special Web site, Open Sourcing the JDK, soliciting feedback from developers.

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