Application Platform Strategies Blog: Why Microsoft Loves
"You won't hear Microsoft say this out loud, but secretly they
are celebrating Google's contribution of the Android mobile phone
platform to the Open Handset Alliance--at least they aught to be.
Android is perhaps the best thing to happen to Microsoft since they
won the browser wars in the 1990's. And given Verizon's
announcement yesterday that they will be opening up their network
to any device and operating system that meets a 'minimum technical
standard' it seems that Android may have legs even if Google
doesn't secure the 700 MHz spectrum..."
"Monson-Haefel, who proclaims himself 'one of the world's
leading authorities on Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs),' served on the
JCP Executive Committee which oversees Java specifications. Perhaps
with this background, he feels he's doing Sun and the JCP a favor
by attacking Android, but he's not. In fact, he has managed to get
things twisted around so badly I felt compelled to write this
rebuttal. I hardly know where to begin..."