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Exclusive SYS-CON.TV Interview with Sun's Chief Open Source Officer Simon Phipps

Jeremy Geelan Talks at JavaOne 2006 in San Francisco with Simon Phipps Live from JavaOne 2006 in San Francisco



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Ari Kaplan 05/29/06 03:27:35 AM EDT

Going from a proprietary system to open source, people still have to wait and see what will be open source - all of J2EE, the application server, the development tools or a more narrow part.

queZZtion 05/29/06 03:24:33 AM EDT

"I do not think anyone wants to break Java compatibility, but any of the large licensees with the market power to distribute their own version technically could do so, intentionally or unintentionally."

What exactly does Simon Phipps mean by this?

killjoe 05/28/06 01:52:50 PM EDT

Sun executives don't live on the same planet as you and I do. They make up their own definitions as they go along. Here is a nice diagram of sun's strategy: http://origin.arstechnica.com/journals/microsoft.media/sunstrategy.gif.

Johnny Cannuck 05/28/06 01:45:36 PM EDT

I would love to have a Java I could tweak or compile for an iPaq, etc.

Open Source Java would speed adoption on a wider variety of "non-standard" platforms from a technical standpoint. This will make Java more ubiquitous (and probably better and more efficient as well). It will also satisfy the licencing zealots, having the same effect.