My apologies for the somber note amidst the hype and hoopla over the upcoming JavaOne festivities.
Alas, Bob Bemer has passed away due to complications from cancer. Bob invented the ASCII data format and was an old-school computer geek. "He never got the coding out of his
system. He was a coder until he couldn't code any more. He lived it and
breathed it." said his son. R.I.P.
The title of this...
Well, the earlier blather about the potential of open-sourcing Java seems to be squashed by this report.
The biggest thing, IMHO, is Gosling's quote implying that there is a serious discussion about this going on inside Sun.
Gee, could this be any more wishy-washy? This article in the Inquirer quotes Sun's Java Technology Evangelist, Raghavan Srinivas saying that there will be an open sourced version of Java: "It might be today, tomorrow or two years down the road."
Ah, the original source article has a bit more information.