bryam writes "The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) today announced that it has reached an agreement with Sun Microsystems and members of the Java Community Process (JCP) to secure the basic right to implement Java specifications in open source. This is the result of extended dialog over the past year. Sun has pledged to use licenses that enable open source independent implementations for all its Java specifications and Test Compatibility Kits. Sun has pledged this for all future Sun-led Java specifications as well as key specifications already released.
The story is at The Jakarta Site."