Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
Sun Microsystems is expected to start releasing some of Java's code under the GPL (GNU Public License v2). This move should allow a greater number of Linux distributions to ship with Java after it has become an open-source project. This is certainly some great news especially for Java programmers. All of the Java source-code should be available by March of 2007. Some information can be read at ZDNet and Lycos. Share your thoughts on this at the Phoronix Forums.