Happy Birthday to Java, Yes today is the Java 11th foundation day. On 24th May 1995 Java official declared by Sun. See what going on in Sun:
A biggy step taken by Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz - The Java programming language, the pillar of business computing, will become open source.
"It's not a question of whether, but a question of how" Jonathan said last week at the JavaOne Conference. He added " Open Source Java would attract more developers, a win for the large Java community in its competition with Microsoft and .NET environment. Also, each time Sun asserts ownership of Java, some of the Java community(including IBM) , get restless.
In reply with the question "Who will manage open source Java code", he replied " Yes, Sun will be picky about who watches its baby. Apache Software Foundation, an early host of Java-related open source projects, is a natural home. But they won't tolerate corporate medding. or even JCP (Java Community Process) itself.
That was really a deadly step taken by Sun. Yesterday Sun is the leader of the technology and from tomorrow Sun is the competitor of its own development.
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I will continue on this :) to my next blog.