Will GPL Java eat into Python marketshare?

Maurice LING mauriceling at acm.org
Wed Nov 15 23:41:19 CET 2006


walterbyrd wrote:
> Some think it will.
> 
> Up untill now, Java has never been standard across different versions
> of Linux and Unix. Some think that is one reason that some developers
> have avoided Java in favor of Python. Now that Java has been GPL'd that
> might change.
> 
> IMO: it won't make much difference. But I don't really know.
> 

I'm hoping for a more optimistic outcome that this may open a 
possibility for tigher interoperability between java programs and python 
programs. That is, run java class files or java codes natively on python 
VM. Is this still a blue sky dream?

maurice



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