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From "Antonio Gallardo" <>
Subject [ANN] Let Java Go
Date Tue, 17 Feb 2004 03:52:02 GMT
Interesting Open Letter form Eric Raymond to Sun:

Today, the big issue is Java. Sun's insistence on continuing tight control
of the Java code has damaged Sun's long-term interests by throttling
acceptance of the language in the open-source community, ceding the field
(and probably the future) to scripting-language competitors like Python
and Perl. Once again the choice is between control and ubiquity, and
despite your claim that "open source is our friend" Sun appears to be
choosing control. Sun's terms are so restrictive that Linux distributions
cannot even include Java binaries for use as a browser plugin, let alone
as a standalone development tool.

Best Regards,

Antonio Gallardo

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