Sun's Gosling on security threats, development and Microsoft RRS feed

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  • Why is Sun's Java going the GPL open source route? Are software development costs doomed to spiral out of control? And is Microsoft destined to rule the enterprise forever? silicon.com's Sylvia Carr caught up with Sun's James Gosling to find out his thoughts on these questions and more.

    Known as the "Father of Java," James Gosling is still at Sun Microsystems working on software development tools and aligning the strategies for the language and platform he created more than a decade ago.

    silicon.com recently caught up with Gosling to discuss Sun's decision to release Java under the GPL, whether open source is more secure than proprietary software, how IT departments can cut development costs and why Microsoft still owns the desktop.

    Thursday, March 22, 2007 4:16 AM