The destruction of Java November 14, 2006Posted by rjdohnert in Opinions.
Well Sun did it, they managed to destroy the future of Java. The GPL release of Java was a huge mistake. Why? Because now there is no quality control over Java. With the exception of Linux which is well tested, most other GPL products lack quality, tend to be buggy as hell and we will now have to deal with frequent, minor but sometimes damaging releases of the Java VM. Not only that but I for one am not looking forward to the dozens of forks and VM’s that will appear because someones not happy with the path the Java community is taking. Jonathan Schwartz and Sun do deserve some credit, they managed to kill the importance of the JCP and Sun Microsystems and they did manage to screw Microsoft out of two billion dollars and turn around and open the door for Microsoft to do what they were doing before and not have to pay another cent as now Patent protections are pretty much gone.