Sun Defending Their Java Investment

Yahoo – Sun defends Java platform investment: “The company says it makes money by building services and hardware systems around Java, which it manages in a semi-open process.” I’m certain that Sun has generated business as a result of Java. It has been good for them both in terms of marketing, and in terms of providing technology that enabled developers to use their systems.

I think Sun would gain even more if they would replace their “semi-open” process with a completely open one. There would be no need for projects like Kaffe and Gnu’s Java library.