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  1. #1
    Bruce Garrick Guest

    Huh? Wake up!


    Okay, 'chip', splain how ECMA ownership of C# makes this language propietary?
    It is a standards group. One of the two groups that Java was NOT submitted
    to. Because NO standards group has Java! Sun OWNs JAVA. Now THAT is propietary!
    They refuse to give it over to any standards group because they are making
    huge dollars licensing it. Microsoft has already relinquished control of
    C# and CDL. Microsoft will have to license the language from ECMA just like
    anyone else. This time next year C# will be running on Linux. And you won't
    have to pay anyone to use it! Unlike Java where you MUST pay Sun for a license.
    JAVA is about paying Sun lots of money for an crumby language and C# is about
    coding with a standards based cross platform tool. Discount it at your peril.


  2. #2
    Paul Clapham Guest

    Re: Huh? Wake up!

    Don't get upset, "proprietary" is just a word that computer people use when
    they want to discount the importance of something. In the true sense of the
    term, Microsoft Word is proprietary, but you'll never find anybody saying
    that because in practice people would interpret that as calling it
    unimportant and peripheral, which it obviously isn't.

    In other words, "proprietary" is a term whose meaning has been debased
    beyond recognition, and when you see it, just think "sloppy politics" and
    skip to the next paragraph.

    By the way, where do I send the money for my Java licence? I seem to have
    missed the payment terms in the licence agreement...

    Bruce Garrick <bfom33@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:39bcee05$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > Okay, 'chip', splain how ECMA ownership of C# makes this language

    propietary?
    > It is a standards group. One of the two groups that Java was NOT submitted
    > to. Because NO standards group has Java! Sun OWNs JAVA. Now THAT is

    propietary!
    > They refuse to give it over to any standards group because they are making
    > huge dollars licensing it. Microsoft has already relinquished control of
    > C# and CDL. Microsoft will have to license the language from ECMA just

    like
    > anyone else. This time next year C# will be running on Linux. And you

    won't
    > have to pay anyone to use it! Unlike Java where you MUST pay Sun for a

    license.
    > JAVA is about paying Sun lots of money for an crumby language and C# is

    about
    > coding with a standards based cross platform tool. Discount it at your

    peril.
    >




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