Posted Apr 7, 2005 4:48 UTC (Thu) by ncm
Parent article: GCJ - past, present, and future
It's sad to see so much sterling Free Software engineering effort going into support for a doomed, proprietary platform. (One might say the same of Samba.) Very little of Free Software is written in Java, aside from what might be used by those already obliged to use Java, but that's OK. The proprietary world is positively mired in Java, and will need a lot of help to get Free. They will need a migration path. GCJ will offer them a way to engage with the mainstream of software development, enabling link-compatibility with public-standard languages.
Whenever Sun decides that Java is no longer strategic, the Java world will wash up on shore. It's good to have the refugee camps already under construction, and the rations stockpiled against that day.
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