NetBeans becomes free now

According to http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/176476562/article.pl , NetBeans 6.0 Beta2 onwards, it is going to be licensed under CDDL as well as under GPL2. I’m glad this happened to NetBeans.

I don’t use NetBeans in anyway now. It was in my college days that I was looking for an IDE for Java and NetBeans figured only as a 6th or 7th hit on a Google search. I gave it a try then and liked it. But as it grew, it became too slow for my 128MB, old PC. It was at this time that I discovered about Emacs and have not looked elsewhere since. I don’t intend to look elsewhere either. So, this is just a good feeling that I get to see that an IDE that I once used dearly is now a free software(the parts that are under GPL2).

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