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Re: MEDIA: Jonathan Schwartz: Oracle bungled its chance at mobile Java

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  • palowoda
    ... Unfortunately (fortunately) when lawsuits and software license issues apply these days nobody important has anything to say. They still have to sell on
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 31, 2012
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      --- In solarisx86@yahoogroups.com, John D Groenveld <jdg117@...> wrote:
      >
      > Stephen Shankland interviews the pony-tailed one:
      > <URL:http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57480255-92/jonathan-schwartz-oracle-bungled-its-chance-at-mobile-java/>
      > | It's what you faced at Sun when Google went its own way without
      > | taking a Java license: litigate or innovate.
      > | Schwartz: It's exactly that. But you have to remember that just
      > | because you don't want something to happen doesn't mean it's not
      > | going to happen. One day somebody will write an interesting analysis
      > | of the last 10 years of that company's life, but the single biggest
      > | threat at Sun was its single biggest opportunity. Linus [Torvalds,
      > | founder and leader of Linux, which competes with Sun's Solaris
      > | version of Unix] wanted access to the Solaris source code. At the
      > | time, management said no, and it created its own [the OpenSolaris
      > | project]. Imagine what would have happened if Sun had said, "We're
      > | going to make the code available under this license. Now let a
      > | thousand flowers bloom." [Linux seller] Red Hat is now worth more
      > | than Sun was.
      >
      > Looking forward to reading that analysis.

      Unfortunately (fortunately) when lawsuits and software license issues apply these days nobody important has anything to say. They still have to sell on service.

      ---Bob
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