open source awareness [was Re: [FoRK] Fwd: [Processing] download the new beta release!)

Luis Villa luis.villa at
Thu May 19 20:29:13 PDT 2005

That post wasn't actually directly aimed at you, Michael; I really do
fear I am the one living under a rock in terms of knowing whether the
broader tech world understands where we're coming from at all.


On 5/19/05, Michael Silk <michaelslists at> wrote:
> Not sure if that is an indirect insult or compliment, but either way,
> like i said - I understand the benefits of oss but i don't see it
> applying to java. you can implement your own vm. you can give out
> _your own_ runtime libraries. you just can't modify suns. If there is
> a bug, submit a bug report or figure out a work-around. Sun won't
> suddenly start charging for their vm, but if they do you can go
> elsewhere.
> What is the exact problem?
> -- Michael
> On 5/20/05, Luis Villa <luis.villa at> wrote:
> > On 5/19/05, Justin Mason <jm at> wrote:
> > > I think fundamentally you need to read up on the motivations behind why
> > > open source is a good thing ;)
> >
> > I really honestly thought even if people in the industry (people who
> > can find fork!) disagreed with the notion of Open Source/Free
> > Software, they'd all at least heard of the basic concepts driving it.
> > Am I really living in that much of a bubble?
> >
> > Luis
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