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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [
Date Fri, 13 May 2005 17:38:53 GMT
Kev Jackson wrote:

> Why do we need an open source Java?

Let's analyze it on the other way: why not?

1) because it's already there. [Ask Ben how much he loves java on FreeBSD]

2) because it's hard. [Ask Linus about how easy it was to write Linux]

3) because it might fragment the space. [Ask around how many of us would 
want to rewrite millions of lines of their code]

4) because it's an academic exercise [ask Larry and Sergey about thier 
academic exercise called Google]

5) because it might hurt the java ecosystem [ask darwin and/or your 
favorite anti-trust lawyer on how concentrations increases innovation]

6) because it's not fun [ask the people that spend their time writing 
new GC algorithms!]

7) because it might take years [ask around how many are in a hurry]

Should I continue?


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