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    Is Java is free and open source software? Can it come under GPL License?

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    Sun Java is now available under the GPL, as I understand it (it is definitely open-source).

    GCJ used to be pretty far behind the times (particularly when it came to Swing and AWT), but now that Sun Java is open-source, it may have improved recently. I'm still a fan of Sun Java, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sachin_khot View Post
    Is Java is free and open source software? Can it come under GPL License?
    Java has always been free. It has recently been released under the GPL, I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabhan View Post
    Sun Java is now available under the GPL, as I understand it (it is definitely open-source).

    GCJ used to be pretty far behind the times (particularly when it came to Swing and AWT), but now that Sun Java is open-source, it may have improved recently. I'm still a fan of Sun Java, though.
    I want to develop web application in java i.e. in using JSP technology. Can I develop this without any license cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sachin_khot View Post
    I want to develop web application in java i.e. in using JSP technology. Can I develop this without any license cost?
    Yes you can.

    You can run it unser tomcat/jetty, also free/open
    Use MySQL/PostreSQL for backend, also free/open.
    Run all of it on Linux, also free/open.
    In a world without walls and fences, who needs Windows and Gates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sachin_khot View Post
    I want to develop web application in java i.e. in using JSP technology. Can I develop this without any license cost?
    Absolutely! Download and install what you need from the Apache web site if it isn't on your system already. All their software is FOSS (Free and Open Source Software).
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sachin_khot View Post
    I want to develop web application in java i.e. in using JSP technology. Can I develop this without any license cost?

    Aaaila Sachin

    Well, as blinky said you can use tomcat / jetty
    (specially tomcat )

    but if you want something really solid in this field
    I will say JBoss., tough its JEE based not JSP
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