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Re: Java Could go Open Source

  • Subject: Re: Java Could go Open Source
  • From: "Jeroen Wenting" <jwenting at hornet dot demon dot nl>
  • Date: Fri, 5 May 2006 20:26:43 +0200
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy, comp.lang.java.advocacy
  • Organization: Posted via Supernews, http://www.supernews.com
  • References: <15298451.7qAaUaj3Eq@schestowitz.com> <1146490508.320147.232320@i39g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>
  • Xref: news.mcc.ac.uk comp.os.linux.advocacy:1106616 comp.lang.java.advocacy:162203
"asj" <kalim1998@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message 
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:-
>> http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1955448,00.asp?kc=EWRSS03119TX1K0000594
> at least that'll quiet down the rabble.
And let's hope Schwartz doesn't throw Java away to those who would want to 
destroy it (which means the Linux crowd most of all).
It would cost a lot of people their careers, including me...

And throwing Java out to the OSS community WOULD destroy it. It would end up 
with even more "distributions" than Linux itself, all mutually incompatible.
That would mean the end of what makes Java great, the capability to build on 
one machine and deploy on another without code changes or even 

No more writing applications on Windows, and then deploying them on Macs, 
Linux boxes, AIX, Solaris, and others with almost zero effort.
Instead you couldn't even count on another computer running the same 
hardware and operating system from having a JVM compatible with the one you 
developed for.
Think back to the "good old days" of the 1980s, with dozens of platforms 
preventing software from reaching large markets, but a thousand times worse. 

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