[FoRK] Fwd: [Processing] download the new beta release!

Luis Villa luis.villa at gmail.com
Thu May 19 20:26:56 PDT 2005


On 5/19/05, Michael Silk <michaelslists at gmail.com> wrote:
> > * because on principle one shouldn't use any software whose
> > maintenance is monopolized by anyone
> 
> i agree. [message written in gmail, on windows xp, using ie].
> 
> but seriously ...
> 
> you know anyone is free to implement their own jvm as per java
> language specs? 

It's far from clear that this would really continue to be the case if
Sun's back were even further again the wall. IBM would of course still
be in the clear because they have more lawyers than Sun does, but
Sun's rhetoric, and the licensing terms around Java (in terms of the
use of the name, the cost/availability of the compatibility test
suite, etc.) don't really match up.

Luis


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