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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: [wanna laught?] Microsoft invented XML
Date Wed, 17 May 2000 21:02:18 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> 
> rubys@us.ibm.com wrote:
> >
> > Niclas Hadhman wrote:
> > >
> > > Write-Once-Run-Everywhere is THE THING, and anyone who doesn't get that,
> > > should go back and hack C++ on  a dozen Unices.
> >
> > I agree.
> >
> > However, I for one don't buy into the dire consequences that many predict
> > would occur if Java were open sourced.  Nor do I believe that open source
> > is quite the panacea that some would seem to believe.
> 
> I agree, anarchy != freedom
> 
> > But I do believe that Java would be available more places, and the JDKs
> > themselves would have a few less bugs, if the JDK itself was open source.
> > In my mind, these are the two biggest impediments to "WORA".
> 
> And I heard some rumors floating around that say JavaONE keynote will
> present big surprises on this...

Tut! You aren't supposed to spoil surprises (and why haven't I heard
these rumours? :-)

Cheers,

Ben.

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