RMS, previously, on Sun freeing java

Ben Finney ben at benfinney.id.au
Wed Nov 15 11:17:01 UTC 2006

On 15-Nov-2006, Ben Finney wrote:
> As in so many other cases, this "sudden" good news mostly happened
> because one person inside the corporation decided it should, and had
> the long-term strength to ensure that it did, with the help of some
> and despite the resistance of others.

Here's another take on this, giving a historical perspective of people
whose actions brought Java to the point of this week's announcement.

    The People Who Brought You FOSS Java

    I thought I'd take a few moments to highlight some of the people
    who have been working for years to push this effort slowly,
    relentlessly forward. [...]  Many of the folks on this list risked
    their jobs to carry forward the belief that Java wasn't really
    open until it was Open Source.


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Ben Finney <ben at benfinney.id.au>
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