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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Distribution restrictions
by Kevin on Fri 10th Jun 2005 11:29 UTC

Finally someone who mentiones the problems arising due to SUNs restrictions for distribution.

The JRE is really a base package, shared by all Java applications, and yet SUN's is not installable by your excellent package distribution and install technolgy?

Where is the write-once run anywhere in this?
Burden the developer/packager with adding a JRE for each platform they want to release on doesn't sound like write once run anywhere to me.