It seems that Sun has risen over the struggle they've been having for a while now and have made a public statement at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco that they will release the source code of the Java programming language".

Sun Microsystems is planning to release the source code of the Java programming language, chief executive Jonathan Schwartz said at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco.

"It's not a question of whether we'll open source Java, now the question is how," Schwartz told delegates in his opening keynote at the tradeshow.

No timelines, but when this does happen, I'm sure I'll end up downloading it and taking a peek B-).

Man, where was this offer back when we needed it on BSDi...

-Joe

[Listening to: Lonesome Electric Turkey - Frank Zappa & the Mothers - Fillmore East: June 1971 (2:32)]