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Links 1 through 7 of 7 by Simon Phipps tagged compatibility

Stuff that definitely won't work A couple of problems for the household computers here.

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Whether you agree with Sun policing it or not, Java compatibility has served us all very well for over a decade. That includes being sure as a developer that all core classes are present on all platforms. Creating sub-sets of the core classes in the Java platform was forbidden for a really good reason, and it's wanton and irresponsible to casually flaunt the rules.

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Truly excellent news; congratulations to both the Red Hat team Rich names and also the key figures from Sun and the rest of the community who were key to this success.

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Stephe describes what most of us just knew was going to happen. Expect Microsoft to tell all those people who have been earnestly supporting it that their implementations are flawed and only Office works properly.

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"Sun ... grants access to its Java Technology Compatibility Kit to anyone with an open-source Java project that is based substantially on Sun's open-source Java software and governed by the General Public License (GPL)."

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The fact that GPLv3 will be compatible with the Apache License v2 (as Cliff Schmidt and Eben Moglen disclosed on my panel at JavaOne) is excellent news, congratulations to those who negotiated the resolution.

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Two days in a row and Dalibor has one of the day's best posts, this time about GPL v3, Apache compatibility and Linux.

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