Free Java advocacy (was Re: Improving Java for Linux)
sune at virtua.dk
Sat Nov 8 00:38:35 PST 1997
On 7 Nov 1997, Jim Pick wrote:
> So, I'd like to reiterate what I was advocating:
> 1) We re-implement the core java language and libraries. Note: This
> does not mean the entire java.* heirarchy. Sun has been loading all
> sorts of APIs into that space which don't meet my definition of
> "core API". Microsoft obviously feels the same way, and is getting
> sued as a result.
Once again the marketing boys at M$ have done a marvelous job of
promoting FUD! Saying the Sun has sued M$ for not implementing the entire
java.* package is FUD. M$ is being sued for _altering_ the java.*
packages, ie. the have added new public classes (among other to
java.awt.*), they have added new public fields to public classes, and they
have omitted public fields from other public classes.
All of the above constitues as purposefully implementing an faulty
non-compliant Java execution environment (Java VM _and_ Java core
classes). Just as a side note: if you think that Sun sued M$ for not
implementing RMI and JNI you are wrong, because M$ has the JNI and RMI
available for download on their web (which is good enough for Sun).
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