Java, Eclipse, and Linux – Who’s ready to fork?

While Linux portability in the enterprise has long required working at the distro level (vs. kernel), reading this piece on Linux kernel 2.6 complaints has me wonder if forking is in anyone’s mind.

I feel maybe the Microsoft “JVM” trial did us some good, and we now have to stand by Java’s uniqueness and ubiquity (i.e. forking is not an option). As for Eclipse, I’ll leave you to read Tim’s piece on the physics of running Open Source projects (although the title IMO does sound like Eclipse bashing – it’s not).

So all three technologies have team/features “size” challenges ahead of them and in this industry like elsewhere, size does matter…

Author: alexismp

Google Developer Relations in Paris.