Kudos and Grace

As I crawl to bed at the end of an extraordinary day, I know I won't be able to sleep without noting a little of the community comment (as opposed to press comment) on the news that the whole Java platform will be Free software. Thank-you Miguel (of Mono), Mike (of Eclipse) and Geir (of Harmony) for your very gracious comments, which set an example to me and to others.

I'm excited that Pamela agrees it's great news - I've read every comment to that post and I'm awed by the community response there. I am especially impressed by several comments that echo the sentiment Casey summarises thus:

But, I think I’m fine with this. Even if zero lines of code I’ve written survives into the brave new Java world, I’m really pleased at this result. More free software is better for everyone, and since my skills have improved so much by hacking on Classpath, it was not a waste of time.

And best of all, I just heard from Dalibor that despite being in a dream world, the Classpath community has already:

Simply stellar work, folks, very impressive. And I note the plans are still forming.

And now, I really really must get some sleep!

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