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Journal Journal: Mozilla Foundation sues Microsoft over tabbed browsing 149

According to the german tech-site, the Mozilla Foundation is suing Microsoft over the use of tabbed browsing in Internet Explorer 7.
The Mozilla Foundation owns the patent 5,160,296 through one of their developers (Solomon Katz, a former Opera dev) and has begun suing Microsoft in Mountainview, California.
The Foundation wants that MS imediately ceases to distribute IE 7 and pays 1.4 Billion dollars in damages.
Heise reports that Microsoft has issued no official response, but is contemplating to ship IE 7 NT (no tabs).

Journal Journal: Sun to Open-Source Java Under GPL

Eweek is reporting that Sun will Open-Source Java under the GPLv2. The portions of Java to be released are:

This includes the Java Runtime Environment and the Java SDK, which should ease the integration of Java into linux-distributions.

Netbeans and Catfish will be relicensed under the CDDL and the GPLv2.

We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise. -- Larry Wall