Not a bash, just the facts

Derek Broughton news at
Sun Mar 26 03:24:27 UTC 2006

Kenneth P. Turvey wrote:

> On Sat, 25 Mar 2006 18:23:03 +0200, Alan McKinnon wrote:
> [Snip]
>> The real solution here is to have Sun agree to GPL Java. It's not like
>> they will lose anything by doing that. Can you realistically see anyone
>> knocking Sun off the top spot re Java?
> I think we are really minimizing what Sun has to lose.  Microsoft already
> tried the "embrace and extend" nonsense with Java.  Why would anyone think
> it wouldn't happen again with a GPL'd Java?

Extending might have worked.  Unfortunately, they decided that Sun had done
a few things wrong, and rather than "extending", they "modified".

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