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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)
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)
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)
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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)
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)