Saturday, July 23, 2005

Unnecessary Harmony?

The Apache Software Foundation received a proposal for an open source J2SE project. The purpose is to create an Apache licensed version of the J2SE 5.0 that is supported by the large number of supporters in the Apache community. For years people have been asking Sun to open source Java, but they met with severe opposition. So they decided to do it themselves!

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Apache Harmony: Open Source J2SE 5

The open source community may be looking for 'Harmony' but "Father of Java" James Gosling says enterprise Java customers would sooner go "screaming into the hills." Gosling talks to DevX about why Sun is ambivalent about Apache's Harmony, the future of the tools market, and the expectation for a language that will one day eclipse Java.

Already Plenty of Java 'Harmony' Under the Sun

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