"The Java system was inspired by a selfless zeal to create a
way for programs to run on any system. But increasingly,
programmers say, Sun is beginning to control the system more in
keeping with Microsoft's style."
"The arrival of Linux gave those in opposition to Microsoft
something to do that was more of a direct assault on Microsoft's
core product, rather than just working on Java programs. Finally,
Sun angered many in the open-source community by dragging its feet
on a long-promised plan to let the standards for Java be controlled
by an international impartial panel, instead of by Sun."
"And many attending the Java conference agreed that the thrill