Sean M. Gallagher

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Read "Let Java Go" - ESR Writes an Open Letter to Scott McNealy · Read "No Sun Is An Island," Says Javalobby Founder Read Should Sun "Let Java Go"? Counter-Arguments vs Open-Sourcing Java Read "Let's Collaborate on Open-Sourcing Java": IBM Writes Open Letter to Sun Read Sun's Schwartz: IBM's Request "Seems a Little Bonky" Until recently,  the ongoing Sun-IBM "open" Java debate had been a quiet collaboration (witness the agreement to allow Apache a "scholarship" for certification of Geronimo). That quiet debate had the lid blown clean off it recently by a series of very public (some might even say grandstanding) moves by Sun and IBM. The results are less about who's right than they are about who can play the media trump card better. I've spoken with people from IBM and Sun over the past few weeks, as well as some of the other players in this developer melodrama. And here, bes... (more)

Java, Meet Python. Python, Meet Java

Read Sean Gallagher's technology blog As Sun and IBM haggle over the terms of open-sourcing Java, I think it's important to note: if they're trying to jumpstart more widespread development of Java applications on the server, they are barking up the wrong tree. The reason is simple - Python. The scripting language is already in widespread use, is object-oriented, is proven to scale moderately well (Marc Andreessen's Opsware wrote the entirety of the first version of their product in it), and is more friendly to the realities of most Linux deployments than Java - that is, it can ru... (more)