Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Goslin on Harmony

The open source community may be looking for 'Harmony' but "Father of Java" James Gosling says enterprise Java customers would sooner go "screaming into the hills." Gosling talks to DevX about why Sun is ambivalent about Apache's Harmony, the future of the tools market, and the expectation for a language that will one day eclipse Java.
I know there are different opinions out there, but I think Goslin has a point. I don't know the difference between Apache's and Sun's license in detail, but I know that I have the sources of sun's J2SE for free, which is definitely an advantage! As I said before, I'm gonna be excited about Harmony and what's it gonna be like, but I think it wom't be able to compete with sun's J2SE.

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