Danas će biti objavljeno da Java kreće u novi život pod GPL-om. Osvrt na taj događaj donosi InfoQ (post će biti ažuriran kako će pristizati nove informacije), Joshua Marinacci piše kako će open source promijeniti Javu, a Tim Bray kaže:
Anyone who tries to predict the long-term future effects of Free Java is braver than me. I have one concrete hope: that the people working on the GNU/Linux desktop can be unshackled from the tyranny of C++. Aside from that, who knows? Freedom is scary; but on balance I think Java’s new path will be more interesting and more profitable and more fun.