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What’s good for the goose

I’ve been thinking more about the opening of Java.

It is interesting how all the attention has been focused on Sun opening their implementation. For the most part this makes sense, of course — Sun is the center of the Java universe, and the first decision to open has to come from them.

But… seeing as IBM pushed so hard to get Sun to make Java open source, I think IBM not only ought to commit to opening their VM as well, but also do so on the same schedule, and with an eye toward having a single open source JVM project which spans all architectures.

One Comment

  1. Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:

    Hey, we’ll take it over at Apache Harmony. We already have a classlibrary that works with it :)

    Friday, August 18, 2006 at 2:37 am | Permalink

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