Debian and Nexenta collide
Posted Nov 10, 2005 8:07 UTC (Thu) by mjw
In reply to: Debian and Nexenta collide
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And then there is Java (no, not just the OOo pullution with it). The big lovers of open source, which have requests sitting in their bug system to produce x86_64 plugin for months, don't want to give the code to FOSS developers to do it for them. And, they are letting GCJ/classpath people waste their time on an alternative implementation, when there is no rational explanation for keeping Java proprietary.
I now this is part of your <rant> block, but rest assured that we are not wasting our time :) As you can see from our bi-monthly releases
or from reading planet.classpath.org
we are having a lot of fun and making a lot of progress providing an technical (and in our eyes better and more flexible) alternative for the core class libraries and java langauge compilers and tools then any proprietary offer. Through the integration of GNU Classpath
into GCC we have (indirectly) improved a lot of the fundementals of the GNU system, and through alternative systems like IKVM.NET
we bring the java programming language and all programs written in it in realms that nobody could imagine before. Sure it would be nice if Sun would help out and released (parts of) of their proprietary implementation under some GPL-compatible terms. But we have such critical mass now that the projects stand on their own and provide people with real Free Software alternatives for the proprietary java platform if they choose to use such a language.
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