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Rich Green on Open-Sourcing All Software at Sun

Posted by marinasum on July 12, 2006 at 2:16 PM PDT

Ever since Sun announced at JavaOne its plan to open-source the Java programming language, a lot has been written about the background, the schedule, and the logistics. In a recent interview with CNET Rich Green, EVP of software at Sun, discussed the "different company" Sun is compared to two years ago, the road to profitability with open source, the timing for open-sourcing Java code, and his view on scripting languages.A quotable quote from Rich: "People don't buy things until they have obtained it, analyzed it, tried it out, manipulated it, and maybe built software on top of it." It sure looks more and more that way in the software world.

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