Licensing: While the Sun rise up on a free Java, an Apple today took the freedom away

Java is getting free, Sun announced its free and open source java project just while we’re reading a new chapter of the long and well known Apple Public Source License story.
I wrote an article about APSL almost four years ago now (in Italian) and at that stage it was OSI approved but didn’t qualify as a free software license. From the release 2.0 APSL license get approved also by the Free Software Foundation, and since than everything seemed to be just fine.

Silently Apple changed it, not changing the revision number, read the full story and wonder what we might get from these seeds, just while the last Sun move brings the Santa Clara firm closer and closer to the open source community.