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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Sun lashes out at open source J2SE
Date Wed, 25 May 2005 02:12:18 GMT

On May 24, 2005, at 6:57 AM, Steve Heath wrote:

> Isn't the message here: Gosling misunderstands the point of Harmony?
> Anyone reading to the bottom of the article will be put right.
>
> Just a quick question tho'. The article mentions portability and
> distribution licensing. Isn't another part of the point that an OSS
> virtual machine (with the backing of a big foundation like apache)
> will be able to take advantage of the 'many eyes' principle, for bug
> reports/fixes and performance enhancements?

Sure - that's a benefit too.  There's the "many hands" principle too,  
as we collaborate and share the work.

geir

>
> On 5/24/05, Mladen Turk <mturk@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>>
>>> Eh.
>>>
>>> Lets just keep to our purpose and message of compatibility and
>>> openness.
>>>
>>
>> When we move from 'enthusiasm' to the 'project' more and more
>> 'doubts' will be seen :)
>>
>> Let's just play our song and let others have all the doubts they  
>> wish.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Mladen.
>>
>>
>
>

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Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
geirm@apache.org



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