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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: So today Sun announced...
Date Fri, 19 May 2006 12:57:36 GMT


Chris Gray wrote:
>> Open Source java wouldn't be the same if there wasn't some standard to
>> follow and adhere to. If this "standard" is defined rather more by one
>> company than the rest - what is the real problem?
> 
> The real problem is that if that company also markets an implementation of the 
> standard, there will always be forces within the company which view all other 
> implementations as competitors.

Yes, but... :)

It *is* one of the interesting things about the Java ecosystem - we are 
all able to all work together in creating the specifications via the JCP 
process, and then compete on implementation.

It seems to have worked pretty well so far.

geir

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