13 November 2006

Java starting to catch up with Ruby

Sun, it seems, are planning a GPLed Java release, in an “obvious bid” to chase Yukihero “Matz” Matsumoto’s GPLed Ruby language into international stardom.

It’ll be interesting to see what a handful of the zillion or so Java developers do with a GPLed Java.

Hopefully, something more wonderful than Sun have planned for it — but good on Sun for deciding to take this leap into the future.

It’ll also be interesting to see what derivatives of the GPLed Java interpreter pop out on Linux desktops in the near future & besides, I’m waiting to see what other corporations will finally have the blinkers wrenched off their corporate faces & go on to GPL their own projects/products.

“If someone huge like Sun can do it, why not little old us?”

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