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The Register: On Sun, Java and Open Source

Jul 03, 2004, 16:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

"Sun says open sourcing Java code will fragment and devalue the platform. Sun's opponents say that under the current community process development is too slow. They're both right, but the debate, which Scott McNealy regards as synthetic--an issue manufactured by hypocritical competitors--highlights what people really want from a technology. It's an issue that finds Sun on the right side, but failing to convince skeptics. We'll argue that it should simply ignore them because the proof that Sun has it more right than wrong was evident in every corner of the huge JavaOne conference this week. JavaOne 2004 sees the community in rude health..."

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