Simon Phipps (click here to read his blog), chief open-source officer for Sun said on Tuesday that the open source implementation of java is ” Months away rather than years “.
Further he said the company is ruminating over two major issues: how to keep Java compatible and ensure no particular company uses market forces as muscle for its own implementation, a move that would threaten Java’s “write once, run anywhere” mantra.
“Maintaining both of those dimensions of compatibility is imperative because the Java market is a huge successful open market in which many companies are serving many other companies,” Phipps said. “You wouldn’t want to introduce a change that made Java less compatible in any way.”
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