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Blog Archive for cdibona during July 2004

A few weeks ago, I wrote about distribution divergence and that spawned what I thought was a pretty terrific comment stream, so thanks. I wanted to talk just a smidgen more about this, something I consider very important. I think that divergence is a tempest in a teapot.. if you look over just the last 5 years of Linux and open source development, the greatest periods of chaos were not brought...
At JavaOne, Gosling, Brian Behlendorf and IBM's Rod Smith among others had a discussion about the merits of Open Sourcing Java. Gosling noted that one of the primary benefits of open sourcing the code, compatibility, is served already by Sun support for Java in a consistent fashion across platforms. But that's not really what I feel the need to address, but something else. But first, a link to...