Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 8th Jun 2006 23:44 UTC, submitted by Jane Walker
Java As Red Hat finalized the acquisition of JBoss, senior vice president of enterprise applications Tim Yeaton said the failure to make Java completely open is a disappointment to those who rely on the technology in their products.
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whose technology
by project_2501 on Fri 9th Jun 2006 00:35 UTC
project_2501
Member since:
2006-03-20

the open source philosopy is:

* not to say "hey, you! give us the software you created, wrote, developed and supported".

* to make a free/open alternative yourself. do it yourself.

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RE: whose technology
by zerblat on Fri 9th Jun 2006 08:02 in reply to "whose technology"
zerblat Member since:
2005-07-06

"* to make a free/open alternative yourself. do it yourself."

Which is exactly what Red Hat are doing with GNU Classpath and friends. The problem is:

- Sun has said that it will open-source Java.
- Reimplementing the whole Java class library is a lot of work reinventing the wheel.
- Having several implementations of the class library will lead to lots of subtle incompatibilities.

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