Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 22:27 UTC
Java "Although the .NET vs. Java war is basically over for control of the Windows desktop, where .NET is sure to become the managed language of choice for new Windows desktop applications, there is a new battle brewing. That battle is for the Linux desktop. Now that Java has been open sourced under the GPL, even the most strict of the 'free software only' distributions can start bundling it and integrating it into their Linux distributions out of the box."
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RE[3]: Ehhh?
by dylansmrjones on Thu 8th Mar 2007 14:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ehhh?"
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It's an USA-only problem. The rest of the world (especially Asia) will just keep on enhancing software, leaving USA in the dust when it comes to IT.

Claiming there are or will be no patent traps in Java is silly, since it is entirely possible for Sun to unknowningly implement functionality patented by somebody else. There will always - no matter the license - be a patent trap, if patents are a possibility.

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