So, this is interesting to me. Interesting only in that it is going to be annoying how much play this gets, particularly leading up to and at JavaOne. I can imagine it will be a large conversation point there, which bothers me.
This is probably because (allow me to identify myself with marketing terminology) I am a technical pragmatist, and these types of things don't interest me in the least. It seems to me that there are just so many more interesting (and I'm thinking of using the word 'hard' here too, as offensive as that may be to some folks) problems to solve and ways to spend one's time than to have to hash this kind of stuff out.
Now, that being said, I begrudgingly recognize that this is the way the world works, that it needs to be done, that these types of issues do need to be dealt with, I'm glad someone is willing to do it, and I'm glad that someone is not me. Putting aside specifics regarding the Harmony project, if everything the letter claims is true, it seems to me that they (Sun) simply need to hold up their end of the bargain.
Seems to me that these types of things should be the easy things to knock out of the park. If you say you're gonna do something, do it (should I bother noting that this should apply in all walks of life, not just with regards to open source related drama?).
UPDATE: As of 9:15 AM US/Mountain time (on 04/10/2007), there are already 7 entries showing up in my JavaBlogs RSS feed about this topic. I guess I'm probably adding to what I'm saying annoys me. Hopefully the whole thing will be resolved swiftly.
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