The next version of the JavaTM 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SETM), code named Mustang, is now available for early review on java.net with source and binary code bundles. Sun has made this release's components accessible as an invitation to developers worldwide to participate in the direction and innovation of this JavaTM platform.
Java developers are welcome to join the new Java platform project on java.net by downloading the latest build of the J2SE 6 source code and participating in its developer forums.
"Last June we experimented with a transparent development process by releasing snapshots of the J2SE 5.0 software early and it was a great success," said Jeff Jackson, vice president Java platform development and Java tools. "Inspired by the enthusiasm we found in the Java development community and their desire to participate earlier in the process, we are taking it a few steps further by releasing source code, under the simplified Java Research License, and an open community project launched on java.net."
The Java Research License or JRL has been simplified from the previous Sun Community Source Licensing (SCSL), providing developers and researchers with greater flexibility. Sun is also considering adjustments to the Java distribution license to continue to ease developer access.
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