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NewsForge: Java and Open Source

Nov 15, 2004, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Stone)

"Recent debates about open sourcing Java overlook the unique character of programming languages: the open source code that is written in a language is often more important than the open source status of the language itself. In this article we'll move away from questions about the Java language, and instead look at how technology companies relate to the large amount of open source programming being done in Java.

"For a developer, nothing is more important about a computer than the ability to program it. One could argue that Linux was was born out of Linus Torvalds' desire to have something with a C compiler on it in his own home.

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