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