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Read "Let Java Go" - ESR Writes an Open Letter to Scott McNealy · Read "No Sun Is An Island," Says Javalobby Founder Read Should Sun "Let Java Go"? Counter-Arguments vs Open-Sourcing Java Read "Let's Collaborate on Open-Sourcing Java": IBM Writes Open Letter to Sun Read Sun's Schwartz: IBM's Request "Seems a Little Bonky" Read Filtering the FUD from Java Politicking on "Open-Source Java" During a news conference held last week at the FOSE 2004 conference in Washington,DC, Sun's supremo Scott McNealy confirmed that Sun won't be opening the source to Java anytime soon. "We're trying to understand what problem does it solve that is not already solved," McNealy said, in response to the inevitable questions about what if anything Sun was doing to respond to IBM's invitation to collaborate on an open-source implementation of Java. He rejected Eric Raymond's call to "Let Java Go" an... (more)

"Letting Java Go" - James Gosling in 2003 on Open-Sourcing Java

Read Eric S. Raymond's open letter to Scott McNealy, "Let Java Go" When asked by a Computerworld reporter back in June 2003 what the latest thinking was at Sun on making Java open-source, Gosling replied: "I am certainly one of the people who would love to make it open-source. But it's hard for two reasons. One is that open-source ways of dealing with software work really well so long as you get this sort of collegial atmosphere. If you happen to have a bully on the block who is really strong, it really doesn't work. We have this history of having been victimized, and there are lo... (more)

Is Java Bigger than Sun? - The Java Ecosystem Debates the Future of Java

Sun's President: "JavaOne Wasn't About Sun" It was billed, to the press anyway, as a debate on "The Big Question." It brought together, in the general session hall yesterday morning at JavaOne in San Francisco's Moscone Center, seven highly vocal actors on the technology stage, including: Brian Behlendorf of the Apache Software Foundation; Professor Lawrence Lessig of Stanford University; Sun's Rob Gingell, Chairman of the Java Community Process; Rod Smith, VP of Emerging Technologies at IBM; and the father of Java himself, Sun's James Gosling. But what was the question? Was it shoul... (more)

IBM Exec Slams Sun's JavaOne/SunNetwork Merger Plans

Related Links: Is Java Bigger than Sun? - The Java Ecosystem Debates the Future of Java Sun's President: "JavaOne Wasn't About Sun" Java Trends - Exclusive Interview with Amy Fowler McNealy at JavaOne: "Somebody Has to Be in Charge of Java, or No One Is." "JavaOne was supposed to be an industry event where any Java vendor or user who wishes to attend can do so and be part of the Java community. There they can represent their own interests or learn about what the rest of the industry or the Java Community Process is doing, but it is not supposed to be a lot of people there to supp... (more)

An Exclusive JDJ Interview With Sun's Jonathan Schwartz

Java developers will have noticed in the past few weeks that Sun has already begun to crank up a new "unified" approach to its software business. Sun gave JDJ an exclusive chance to ask questions, offering you the reader the opportunity to ask Jonathan Schwartz, the dynamic young executive VP of Sun's new Software Group, what's going on at Sun. : I've been working exclusively with Java since its birth. I'm a big fan, especially of Sun's Java. However, this past year I noticed that Sun's stock wasn't doing well. Many people, Microsoft folks included, have started to claim th... (more)