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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.


#19 Re:Bill Joy of Sun Spreads Little Joy

by m.d

Friday May 7th, 1999 3:41 PM

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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."

from a bugzilla search, whether or not irrelevant for a wide group of people, Chief Scientist Bill Joy did not help Mozilla take off himself -- however

<jmleon@eng.sun.com> <stanley.ho@eng.sun.com>

appear in a query on sun.com, e.g. Sun Microsystems? Now if more than two or three folks compile under Solaris and on Sun hardware and take interest in doing any kind of support for a open source browser in general, products Sun sell will include additional value worth buying.