Linked by Andy Roberts on Thu 9th Jun 2005 20:58 UTC
Java The recent announcement from Apache regarding their plans to embark on their own J2SE implementation called Harmony has re-ignited the long-running Java/OSS debate. James "Father of Java" Gosling reacted in an unexpected way by giving a misleading view of what open source is really all about. Now that the dust has settled a little bit, it's time for an article that is not championing the cause for the relicensing of Sun's implementation under more permissive, open source terms, but simply a look at what could (and could not) happen under the open source model.
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re: Gosling DID say something misleading...
by hmmm on Thu 9th Jun 2005 22:31 UTC

Samba forked. And them merged that code to make a better product.

Innovation requires change. Change is more rapid when everyone can make their changes without interfering with anyone else. Sometimes that means forking.

If you can't deal with the heat get out of our way.