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Arad Chear
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Joined: Jan 05, 2007
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Hi ,

while JVM is closed source and every java app need JVM

how we can say Java is open source ?

hope my question is clear
Paul Clapham
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Well, if JVM is closed-source and Java == JVM is true, then Java must be closed-source too.

But Java == JVM is false. Therefore the fact that JVM is closed-source says nothing about Java at all.
Ulf Dittmer
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Sun is in the process of open-sourcing the JDK, which includes the JVM, the class libraries, and various tools. I don't think anyone claims that Java is open source while that process isn't finished.


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