Java compatibility? (was Re: Not a bash, just the facts)

Michael P. Soulier msoulier at
Sun Mar 26 03:43:54 UTC 2006

On 25/03/06 Kenneth P. Turvey said:

> I honestly don't care much about backward compatibility.  I do care about
> being able to write code for one JVM and have it run on multiple
> platforms.  I think that this feature is at risk with a GPL'd Java.  
> It is unfortunate that this is true, but Microsoft has a lot of money to
> spend promoting an incompatible version, and they've already shown an
> interest in doing so. 

Yeah, it's called C# and .NET. 


Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at>
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It
takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite
direction." --Albert Einstein
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