Under and Over The Interface
James Gosling: on the Java road
This is the most rational rebuttal to a one of the “Free Software” camp I’ve ever seen. This kind of tension is hard to handle as a community; it simply helps to have a coherent, dependable group at the helm. Not that I’ve ever helmed a software development of that size, but I’ve led pretty big projects of other kinds. Sometimes committees don’t work.
(ed: nothing of the position paper I imply exists here is still online for me to find, Sun having been eaten by Oracle long ago. Here is a somewhat contemporaneous interview of James Gosling) on the matter.