[oclug] [OT] Sun vs MS Java suit
bb at L8R.net
Fri Jun 27 14:03:22 EDT 2003
On Fri, 27 Jun 2003 12:52:27 -0400 (EDT)
"Rod Giffin" <rod at giffinscientific.com> wrote:
> In case anybody that cares missed it, Microsoft won a small victory
> yesterday in that they are not compelled to carry Java in Windows. It
> is seen as a "blow" to Sun in the media, some sort of threat that gives
> .NET an edge. But it seems to me that condition in the injunction Sun
> won last year was more an extra kick at a giant while he was down. In
> other words, it really doesn't matter.
> I'm not entirely sure why the media thinks it matters. Microsoft
> doesn't carry support for C++, Perl or Python and whatnot in their OS
> distribution either, so why should they have to carry support for Java?
Because they crushed and destroyed Java by implementing their own version
of it, breaking a deal with Sun. Then, once it was squashed into
uselessness, they removed it from Windows.
The judgement was there to take this into account, and to try to give Sun
some market back.. market that M$ illegally destroyed.
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