Here is my transcription of the small Richard Stallman video available on Sun site:
It will be very good that the Java trap won't exist anymore, it will be a thing of the past. That kind of problem can still exist in other areas but it won't exist for Java anymore. The GNU General Public Licence is the most popular, most widely used free software licence. The special thing about this licence is that it's a copyleft licence, that is to say all versions of the program must carry the same licence so the freedoms that the GNU GPL gives to the users must reach all the users of the program and that's the purpose for which I wrote it. I think Sun has, well with this contribution, has contributed more than any other company to the free software community in the form of software. And it shows leadership, it's an example I hope other will follow.
And here my transcription of the Eben Moglen video:
As Java became one of the most important languages for the expression of ideas about technology of programming in the last decade the question of Java's freedom, wether it could be use freely and made part of free software projects, has been a crucial question. Sun's policy of GPL'ing Java, which we are celebrating now, is an extraordinary achievement in returning programming technology to that state of freely available knowledge. Sun has now GPL'ed hardware designs, Sun is GPL'ing Java: that's an extraordinary vote of confidence in this way of sharing information. And we, in the free software world, are very pleased and very flattered to see Sun taking its own very valuable and very important product and agreeing with us that they will be more advantageous to Sun as well as to the rest of the community if they are shared under these rules.
Here is APRIL first reaction (french).
Same post on my blog