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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by peragrin on Fri 10th Jun 2005 13:31 UTC

Open Source can be cross platform. Closed source will only be on platforms that give the developer a lot of money.

Why is Net BSD, Free BSD, Linux, and other Open Source applications, and software are available for any processor past,present,and future

MSFT can't say that, Sun can't say that, Apple can't say that.

Windows is limited to x86 and sometimes power. Solaris x86 and Sparc.