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C'mon man, the question is stupid :) ...What means "free"?
 
"Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of free as in free speech, not as in free beer." —Richard Stallman
 
I think I'll just sue somebody out of the next big idea, that way I don't have to expend any creative energy.
 
Maybe they can use Scala to replace Java.
 
+Lars Vogel Yes , it's important . But if they lose in the court, maybe it's the way out.
 
What we all need is to have the open implementation "free" and ready for prime-time, Lars you seem like a guy who likes to contribute and have some voice, why don't you take the lead? :) .... For real the code needs a open platform. From the beginning that Oracle bought Sun, everybody knew that means trouble for all the open implementations! ...
Also Wei Scala, it depends on the JVM and the core APIs, which is not known if theses are "Free".
 
I miss Scott McNealy. He had a great, optimistic vision for Java.
 
Obviously open implementations are free, but Sun's closed implementation is not.
 
Java may be write once run everywhere, but only at Oracle now.
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