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osOpinion: Why Java Won't Splinter

Dec 30, 1999, 07:23 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Geoffrey Robinson)

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"...Other companies want increasing say in Java. Sun is trying to open up Java as much as possible, but they will not give it to a standards body...."

"I whole-heartily agree. A standards body could really muck up Java. And could a standards body prevent Microsoft pollution? I don't think so...."

"The why is simple in my understanding. Developers don't want a splintered Java. When I raised this question to my fellow Java developers, all of them agree with this position. Why? Because they aren't going to develop with a splintered Java."

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