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Open Source License

Wanderer
There are so many open-source licenses being approved by OSI( Open Source Initiative). On what basis should I decide on the license to be adopted for my new opensource project?

StoryTeller
There are some licenses that are permissive and some that are reciprocal. Generally, permissive licenses allow you to take the code , modify it or enhance it and sell it without any obligation. For instance, BSD is a permissive license. In a reciprocal license, if you make enhancements to open source code, you are suppose to give your enhancements back to the community. GPL(GNU General Public License), is an example of reciprocal license. That's all I can tell you now. Better consult your lawyer before you take any decision.

Wanderer
I heard Java is opensourced by sun, which license does java use?

StoryTeller
Sun has released Java under GPL( version 2).





JavaFx

Wanderer
What is JavaFx?

StoryTeller
How many times have you seen a car dealer unable to sell a fully functional and robust car, for the want of a good interior? What are the prospects, if the car has a few visible dents and scratches?

Wanderer
It's substance that has enduring value ,but looks do matter.

StoryTeller
Java has proven its strength on the server side. Java developers can write powerful Web Applications using Java. Java has concentrated on substance for over a decade, but now its working on its looks. Great looking Internet ( Web) applications are dubbed as RIA ( Rich Internet Applications) . JavaFx technology enables Java Web Application Developers to develop RIAs. Next generation Java Web Applications will be powered by JavaFx technology. The current generation of Java Web Applications are Intelligent. The next generation will be Intelligent and Gorgeous.

Wanderer
Is JavaFx the only alternative for RIA?

StoryTeller
No, there are other technologies in RIA space. They say that…