Thursday, April 24, 2008

Is it too late for open source Java?

Sun says it is working hard to make Java completely open source so Linux shops can use it.

But is it already too late?

Developers who commented on Slashdot recently said it is. They said the company’s previous proprietary attitude caused them to turn to alternatives like Python and Ruby.

The argument is that too many developers are now trained on Python and Ruby, and too much code is now out there, for Java to win on Linux servers.

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