Quell the fear that Java will be acquired by a non-benevolent despot
Sun has been a great steward for Java, but what if (at some time in the distant future) Java gets bought by a non-benevolent despot.
We need something like the Nature Conservancy's approach to protecting wild places in America. The Nature Conservancy either buys special places, or they purchase "conservation easements" that limit how the land can be used in the future.
I'd like Sun to figure out some way to couple Java to licensing that would keep a future owner from hurting the Java community.