Free Java

The recent announcement of Java being released under GPL2 sounds like it will be good for those Linux distributions and users who prefer free (as in speech) stuff. Other than that, I'll appreciate not having to click 'I Agree' to something I haven't read to get access to the Java source code.

But I always thought a Classpath Exception was something you got when you forgot to put a JAR in the right place. You would think the GNU lawyers could have come up with a better name.

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