Sun says open sourcing Java code will fragment and devalue the platform. Sun's opponents say that under the current community process
development is too slow. They're both right, but the debate, which Scott McNealy regards as synthetic - an issue manufactured by hypocritical
competitors - highlights what people really want from a technology. It's an issue that finds Sun on the right side, but failing to convince skeptics.
We'll argue that it should simply ignore them because the proof that Sun has it more right than wrong was evident in every corner of the huge JavaOne
conference this week. JavaOne sees the community in the rude health.
July 1, 2004