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I haven't followed the details very closely because I don't care about Java, but the whole story is basically about Sun not playing nice with Open Source people. One of the problems is them refusing J2EE labelling on any Open Source implementation, the other is iirc not giving sufficient guarantees that specs can have OSS implementations without paying fees.
If they had wanted to do something to help Microsoft kick them out into oblivion with .NET, they probably couldn't have found a better way.
-- Robin Berjon [berjon.com]
This is the problem that Bjarne came across with C++. First, he was living in a world of proprietary C compilers and compiler technology; one relatively accurate measure of success for
-- ask bjoern hansen [askbjoernhansen.com], !try; do();
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