osOpinion: Playing Squash with Microsoft's .NETJan 30, 2001, 07:57 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Nadeau)
[ Thanks to Kelly McNeill for this link. ]
"Microsoft just announced a goofy little plan called "JUMP" or Java User Migration Plan. Although not directed specifically at users but at developers, Microsoft hopes to entice and/or force people to "jump" from Java to .NET, thus removing Java as a permanent alternative to Microsoft platforms."
"Surprisingly, there has been little or no organized response from the Java development community or anyone else. But not to fear, I have the perfect response in mind: WUMP."
"Windows User Migration Plan or WUMP would do the opposite of MS-JUMP. It would be a strategic migration scheme to help .NET captives off of MS proprietary systems and to migrate up to Java, or other MS-free platforms. For every tool, every path, and every kit that Microsoft releases, a corresponding reverse-kit should be developed and released by Java developers and others."
"For every developer whose customers are told they might want to jump to .NET, there should be a .NET developer whose customers hear the siren call to wump to Java or whatever."