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. Also, a friend of mine had a question about Java development...
At the JavaOne Conference Last week, Sun bravely hosted a discussion about open source Java, and as a result I feel the need to chime in about something Gosling said about Linux platform divergence and the issues surrounding Linux distribution porting differences. Read on if you care about the issues surrounding Linux distribution choice.
Some updates for LJN and a small discussion about Linux and Java's relationship from a Java newcomers perspective. In this entry I also talk about the upcoming OSCON show BOF that I'm planning.
My thoughts on Schwartz's assertion that Red Hat is a proprietary software company. Read why I thought he did it, why I think he is wrong, and what I think Sun can do to compete with Red Hat in such a way that doesn''t alienate its customer base.
Microsoft and Sun buries the hatchet, and agree to collaborate on technology. Also, Linus has swtiched to BSD, dogs and cats are starting to get along and the Los Angeles basin has clean air.
Scott's response to ESR and IBM's stunt ^h^h^h open letter : Nope.
Call for Articles for Linux.Java.net, and why I like Java even though it isn't 100% free.
Further adventures in Linux.Java.net
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