Posted by johnm
on February 18, 2004 at 10:49 AM PST
Sun's Chief Technology Evangelist, Simon Phipps, goes off on Eric Raymond's open letter to Sun about open-sourcing Java.
In an article in the UK's PC Pro magazine, Sun fires back over Open Source Java accusations , Simon Phipps, Sun's Chief Technology Evangelist and java.net blogger , rails about Eric Raymond's recent open letter to Sun, Let Java Go .
Seems pretty clear that both sides make some points and miss their marks. I don't have the time right now into a blow by blow analysis but I will say that I'm personally sick and tired of Open-Source fanatics saying that everything should be open sourced. It's Sun's property and they can do whatever they want to do with it (whether we like it or not). On the other side, I'm equally sick and tired of Sun saying that they do NOT have any extra level of control over the rest of the JCP powers -- that's patently false -- check out my earlier blog on that particular subject, Open, Independent JCP? .