Too late? I hope not.
Posted Jan 23, 2007 21:55 UTC (Tue) by nim-nim
In reply to: Too late? I hope not.
Parent article: LCA: Updates on the X Window System
I followed the Java story more closely myself. At one point SUN started saying things like "Java people feel JCP is open enough, but it's still not good enough for many Linux distributions and we need Java there too, so we'll bite the full GPL bullet like GNU Classpath"
In fact they found themselves attacked as soon as the deal was announced both by IBM/Motorola/Intel (wanted BSD/Apache) and a lot of Java developers (what's the deal with GPL, you've been teaching us for years Java didn't need it, we don't care about Linux commies, etc).
The Linux market had everything to do with the opening of Java (with .Net helping SUN to come to its senses)
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