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Oct 07, 2004, 01:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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"I am often asked what I think would happen to Java if Sun were to go out of business. It's not an unreasonable question, but the simple fact is that I consider it enormously unlikely that the once-great Santa Clara company would actually go out of business. Despite its prolonged lack of earnings and the exodus of much of its top talent, Sun still has valuable business relationships and assets that pretty much guarantee an outright business failure will not occur.

"But perhaps the question still has relevance if it is reframed. What would happen to Java if Sun was to be acquired by another company?

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