Well if you haven't heard this I guess you have been under a rock or are working at either Novell or Microsoft. Anyways Sun has just (as this is typed) released the entire Java source tree, atleast SE and ME, under the GPLv2 license.
I took a hard look at the comments on /. and frankly this is the first time that 90% of the comments seem to be positive. Now thats a major thumbs up, if releasing your IP as free software isn't enough to get your spirits high:)
Good luck Java.