Re: IBM in talks to buy Sun

"Mike Schilling" <>
Wed, 18 Mar 2009 19:43:28 -0700
Arne Vajh?j wrote: wrote:

On Mar 18, 2:22 pm, Mark Space <> wrote:

Qu0ll wrote:

"Mark Space" <> wrote in message

Just thought I'd mention this:
"I.B.M. is in talks to buy Sun Microsystems in a proposed deal
valued at nearly $7 billion, a person with knowledge of the
negotiations said on Wednesday."

Oh well, so much for Swing and NetBeans. We will live in an all
SWT/Eclipse world soon :-(

Yup that was my first thought too. Glassfish a goner too. All
JBoss, all the time.

I don't know about Glassfish, but I thought NetBeans was
opensource... so... not a goner?

Both Glassfish and Netbeans are open source.

But I doubt that Glassfish can continue keeping up with the
Java EE standard if an IBM'ified SUN stopped all contribution.

Netbeans has a much larger user base and don't have to
implement a huge standard specification. So I think it would be OK.

Unless things have change a lot in the past 8 years, Netbeans is
developed and maintained almost entirely by Sun employees. If they go
away, so does Netbeans.

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