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   Re: [xml-dev] Why I Like Longhorn and XAML

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Hi Didier,

Didier PH Martin wrote:

> Emmanuil said:
> All major vendors fall asleep untill they think they need to wake up. 
> Java is not a Sun-only thing. On the other hand, .NET is a MS only thing.
> Didier replies:
> What???? Who owns Java if not Sun? Sun always refused to bring the language
> to a standard organism. 

True. But, as I said, there is no such thing as JCP for .NET. Besides, 
my point was about who is supporting Java and that includes IBM, BEA and 
the hacker next door. You can get your Java from SUN or anywhere else.

 > A good chunk of the CLR engine (the basis for .net)
> is becoming an ECMA standard. C# is an ECMA standard. This is why some
> people are implementing a .net platform on Linux and porting C# on the same
> platform. 

Partly true; Mono is the equal of .NET for the Linux platform.

 > Please, don't serve us this bullshit of Sun being the good guy and
> Microsoft the bad guy like in an old bad taste western movie.

Please, I've never served you any bullshit about any vendor being the 
good guy so lets not get carried away here.

 > They are both
> vendors with their own vested interests. Actually, Sun is keeping control
> over Java. This latter is not owned by a standard organization or a
> consortium.

Same goes for .NET last time I checked.

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