Bill Joy of Sun Spreads Little Joy

Thursday May 6th, 1999

Wishiknew writes, "In a 1 1/2 hour lecture to a University of Washington's computer science class, Chief Scientist Bill Joy of Sun Microsystems Inc. criticized Netscape Communications 'Mozilla' effort for it's inability to 'take off', despite being an open source project."

And he managed to plug Jini and Java quite a bit as well, I see. I wish there was a transcript or audio file of the event.

#18 Re:Bill Joy of Sun Spreads Little Joy

by Utter

Friday May 7th, 1999 3:19 PM

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To the ones who thinks that complicated software can't be liberated (or Open Sourced as some here like to call it). I only say, gcc (the GNU C/C++/Fortran/ObjC Compiler) and Linux kernel. Two of the most complicated softwares out there.