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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.


#9 Re:Bill Joy of Sun Spreads Little Joy

by zuperdee

Friday May 7th, 1999 12:20 AM

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I just wanted to respond to the guy who says that something like a rendering engine is too complex for the "average hobbyist open-source programmer." I believe NOTHING is too complex for anyone. If you want proof, just look at the Mnemonic project; they seem to have their layout engine mostly coded already, too. I am not meaning to bash Mozilla; I just think it is possible for it to have more involvement, and for its sake, it **NEEDS** that involvement. So don't dismiss outside effort as futile by saying that it is too complex for the hobbyist to understand.