: "If pressed to vote yea or nay, James Gosling said this week at the
: JavaOne conference here that he would cast his ballot in favor of making
: core pieces of Java open-source, even though he recognizes that some of
: his Sun Microsystems Inc. colleagues make strong counterarguments."
: "Could Java go open-source soon? It could conceivably happen soon,
: although Sun is kind of a funny company. I don't really know what the
: right word is. We aren't like a dictatorship. We don't have somebody in
: the center that's the ultimate control. We aren't like a really
: hierarchical company. We're a consensus company, which in some ways is
: lovely and in some ways is completely maddening."
Sounds like he's trying to spin things out further.
Sun have been making noises about open-sourcing Java since about 1995.
Nothing ever happens - except the noises become harder and harder
to take seriously.