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ZDNet: Java's Baby Steps Toward Open Source

Aug 01, 2004, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Farber)

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"The presidential debates are not yet in gear, but the debate about open sourcing Java continues. At the O'Reilly Open Source Convention 2004, Simon Phipps, chief technology evangelist for Sun, admitted (not for the first time) that Java isn't open enough. 'We are keen for Java to learn from the way open source software can create freedom. We are squarely on track to be a full peer member of the open source community,' Phipps told me.

"According to Brian Behlendorf, co-founder of the Apache Web Server Project and founder of Collabnet, the challenge lies in eliminating the dichotomy between compatible and flexible open source distributions..."

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