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32BitsOnline: SUN vs. BlackDown and Y2K Wishes

Dec 31, 1999, 07:35 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clifford Smith)

"Ah, yes. The powers that be at Sun finally show the true meaning of Christmas by living up to their Just-in-time (tm) "Community" license and announced that they have pulled the latest JAVA 1.2.2 JDK out...without interference from anyone except Inprise...........HUH? You mean that the Blackdown team really did help on this? Well, If that was true, the marketing truthsayers at SUN would have let us all know this, wouldn't they?"

"Say What ?"

"You mean that someone at the Open Source Developer's Best Friend, the same ones that hung up the banner at Comdex stating that "Scott Mcnealy doesn't want your money" FORGOT to credit the Blackdown team for their critical and irreplaceable expertise in getting this Java Development Kit out the door? You have to be kidding! Who the hell is in charge up there anyway? And by the way, did SUN share their code and fixes with Blackdown, or did they just let Blackdown do all the work??"

"In a related story, Kevin B Hendricks, lead developer of the Blackdown team, resigned. That is a sad, sad commentary on the way the Blackdown team has been treated."

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