Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 27th Sep 2004 21:04 UTC
Oracle and SUN Solaris Kernel Developer Eric Schrock is bloging more about the Solaris vs. Linux issue and linux kernel moneky Greg is answering on his blog. More here. Elsewhere, Sun is looking into making OOo's XML format an ISO standard and at license options toward opening the Java source code; here are more thoughts on those, by engineer JBQ.
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Re: @Paul
by JBQ on Mon 27th Sep 2004 22:03 UTC

Paul: I believe that you're mixing a comment of mine which applies to the Java story with a quote coming from the OO article.

I don't claim that my opinions are well structured, far from it actually.

Sun was asked to do this by the EC, and the "feel good" effect of the OO decision is definitely for the EC, not for Sun themselves. I could be even more sarcastic and say that Sun is guilty of being part of a group off people who pat each other in the back while ignoring the reality of things.

Standardizing on an office format is great. Believing that it's going to solve all the problems right away is not. Taking the example from C, I predict that there could still be some interoperability issues 20 years from now.