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[ecf-dev] Gosling: Java source code already available

Gosling: Java source code already available
The current model for Java is close to an
open source model, the technology?s father said

As far as the possibility of Sun joining the Eclipse Foundation for open source tooling, Gosling would not support this. Sun and Microsoft remain perhaps the only two major technology vendors who are not part of Eclipse.

"It would be a big step down. NetBeans was an open source project a long time before Eclipse ever came out," Gosling said.

The Eclipse endorsement of the Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) destroyed that organization's interoperability story, according to Gosling. "It?s a toolkit based on the Windows API and getting it to run on other platforms is problematic," he said.

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