Re: Where we stand in regard to the future platform / desktop technology

Since there are definitely Sun people here, and given
Sun's involvement in GNOME, a clear statement from Sun
regarding the free implementation of Java APIs that
Sun will not sue them will be greatly welcomed by the
community. (Making the Sun JDK free software will be
even better but we understand that may be too much to
ask for now)

It is in Sun's interest to make it easy to write GNOME
software in Java, even if not using the standard Java
GUI APIs but GNOME-specific bindings.  

--- Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-03-28 at 12:35, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> > Every time you mention Java and GNU Classpath,
> please make sure to
> > underline the fact that there is also no guarantee
> from Sun that they
> > wont sue an open source java or open source
> projects for the use of
> > their APIs.
> I don't agree that C# and Java are equivalent. Here
> are some of the
> issues from a non-lawyer:
>  6. Sun does have dependencies on and reasons to
> negotiate with the 
>     Linux and open source communities, while
> Microsoft does not.

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