Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Nov 2006 19:02 UTC, submitted by Jane Walker
Java Monday, Sun did what many pundits, media personalities, developers and IT managers wanted done months ago - it opened up Java so that it could be freely distributed under the General Public License. In this interview with, Laurie Tolson, the vice president of Java developer products and programs, discussed this milestone for Java and what it meant for Sun, developers, IT managers.
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Sun didn't have a choice...
by tomcat on Wed 15th Nov 2006 18:32 UTC
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It couldn't figure out a way to make money with Java, given competition, and it lost at least a little ground to .NET and various open source efforts. So, it played its only hand. If nothing else, this guarantees that Java will remain a player for a long time.

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