Thanks for the info, it's a real shame though. They could've at least done free and paid versions of the programs so they'd make SOME profit while having an ambition to maintain the products. Also, why couldn't Oracle have just bought the rights of Java from Sun? Or, why couldn't they affiliate themselves with Sun where they could have a say in what ends up in Java and what doesn't? I feel like buying out a company for ONE product is not only selfish but cost ineffective. I feel like it'd have been cheaper to just develop their own language, and if their developers suck too much to do that, it'd still be cheaper to bribe Sun devs to join them.
Originally Posted by Serge