According to Ed Burnette from ZDNet, Sun is announcing a fully buildable release of OpenJDK under GPLv2
. There are still a few bits and pieces that weren't released by the original code owners, but none of it looks to be server-side related - the font rasterizer and sound libraries were pointed out (and they'll be available as binary releases.)
This is big news, but somewhat expected - the keynoters at Community One were dropping hints of "big news" during the entire talk, plus Sun's been saying something like this was in the works for a while.
So what do you think? Any takers to rewrite the font rasterizers or sound libraries under GPLv2? Any thoughts on what this means, if anything, for Harmony
? My guess is that it won't mean much, because the ASL and GPL aren't quite the same, and those who want the ASL won't find the GPL satisfactory.