Sun made Java available GNU General Public License 2

November 16, 2006

In the name of Allah

Sun had made its promise to GPLed the Java starts with JSE and JME and later will be the JEE Open Source Java: “Neutral for Vendors, Good for Developers, and Great for Sun”

They consider the release of OpenSolaris under GPL
and leaving Community Development and Distribution License (CDDL) Rich Green, Sun’s executive vice president of software said the GPL is a possibility for Solaris as well.


Why (There Are No)(May Exist) GIF files on GNU Web Pages

November 15, 2006

In the name of Allah

Open source  Vs Software patent

The Gif Patent has been expired and GNU wins

and we say in arabic  patience is the key of relief “الصبر مفتاح الفرج”

The last winner says

We were able to search the patent databases of the USA, Canada, Japan, and the European Union. The Unisys patent expired on 20 June 2003 in the USA, in Europe it expired on 18 June 2004, in Japan the patent expired on 20 June 2004 and in Canada it expired on 7 July 2004. The U.S. IBM patent expired 11 August 2006, The Software Freedom Law Center says that after 1 October 2006, there will be no significant patent claims interfering with employment of the GIF format.

http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/gif.html

 This is Why (There Are No) May Exist GIF files on GNU Web Pages