With all the stuff happening with Java right now, being a Java developer has become a depressing experience, and it's getting really hard to see a positives for the platform.
Perhaps Java needs it's own "Linux moment".
A Java (but not Java) platform that is free and open and built on the same principles that made Linux a success, with the potential for the same type of success that Linux has enjoyed.
I don't know if it's even feasible, but it's certainly becoming an appealing thought.
Isn't OpenJDK trying to fulfill this very objective?
Isn't that what Harmony is?
Greg's Luck had a similar idea under the name of Lava that is a fork of the current OpenJDK, Forking Java also i am sensing a the same feeling around many developers!!
With Scala, I don't need Java, just the JVM... Gnu/JVM!? Apache Harmony or Kaffe... Besides, shouldn't a University invent an inspire a language instead of a big corporation?
Like GNU Classpath, for example?
There are also several open source JVMs such as CACAO, JamVM, and Jato (the one I'm working on) out there. Unfortunately all projects are lacking developers.
What exactly is the restrictions which Oracle is placing on the developer community with Java? Is it because of the Google Android debacle that one is cautious to work on Java or something? Just asking out of ignorance.
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