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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: Inaction on Java SE JSR?
Date Mon, 02 Jul 2007 21:04:13 GMT
Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> 
> On Jul 2, 2007, at 4:02 PM, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> 
>> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>>>
>>> and the response from JIS :
>>>
>>> http://blogs.sun.com/jonathan/entry/one_plus_one_is_fifty
>>>
>>> My favorite quote :
>>>
>>> "we have no intention of holding anything back, or pulling patent
>>> nonsense."

This calls out that Sun is not gunning for the users of their patents
in the open source sphere.

>> Mine...
>>
>> "Did the Linux community hurt Sun? No, not a bit. It was the companies
>> that leveraged their work. I draw a very sharp distinction - even if
>> our competition is conveniently reckless. They like to paint the battle
>> as Sun vs. the community, and it's not. Companies compete, communities
>> simply fracture."

This calls out that Sun (at least Jonathon) does not correlate successful
open source communities with the business interests that nip at their heels.


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