Open Letter to Sun from Apache Harmony

Unlike my rather tongue-and-cheek open letter to Jonathan Schwartz, Geir Magnusson has penned a much more serious open letter about Sun’s restrictions to the JCK.   It will be interesting to see how Sun responds but it certainly seems like Sun is not being fair or open.

When Sun announced they were going to open source Java, they were very quiet on the governance model they would use.   To my knowledge they still haven’t clarified the governance model but it would certainly seem closed right now.  Let’s hope Jonathan does the right thing.