To James Gosling @ Sun

Posted by VISITOR on Aug 3, 2005 6:08 AM EDT
Eye on IT; By Con Zymaris
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Howdy James. You recently gave an interview to ComputerWorld Australia's Rodney Gedda. I'm curious about some of the statements you've made in that piece. For brevity & simplicity's sake, I'll iterate through them in point form.

You are quoted further: "Gosling also questioned whether it was fair for academics to engage in sideline open source development while collecting money for something not integral to the university's business".

My response to you is:

I find this a particularly quixotic perspective, coming from a senior Sun employee. I trust you recall that Sun owes its existence and livelihood to what are two essentially open source developments emanating from those pesky university academics?

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