RMS, previously, on Sun freeing java

Ciaran O'Riordan ciaran at fsfe.org
Wed Nov 15 12:20:53 UTC 2006

MJ Ray <mjr at phonecoop.coop> writes:
> "with this contribution,
> have[sic] contributed more than any other company to the free software
> community in the form of software"[1] seems just plain incorrect.

Well, right now it's only a promise to release the source, but that promise
is backed up by prior action - the GPLing of Star Office.

(I'm not forgetting the mistakes they made when doing that.  Just pointing
out that it is credible that they will indeed GPL what they say they will.)

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