Trove: Wrong License
This is a proprietary, commercial application. It is not under the GPL (at least not as far as I could see).
Apologies if I'm mistaken.
Re: He's Right.
> The computer hardware industry is an
> example of this... the cost of PCs is
> continously falling, there are tons of
> PC vendors - Dell, Compaq, IBM,
> mypcshop.com - building PCs out many different
> types of hard drives, video cards, etc... All
> of which interoperate.
Good example. How many different video card vendors
are there out there that do their own hardware? ATI,
Matrox and then all the NVidia licensed cards.. How many
of those do 3D, fast, and well? The NVidia ones.
How many different types of CPUs are there in your average PC? (I'll ignore the PPC guys for now :), There's 1. An x86 compatable one. How many different vendors? Two (or three if IBM still makes Cyrix), AMD and Intel.
Soundcards? There's the cheap crystal sound stuff and there's Creative Labs (yes, there are a lot of others, but those are the main ones).
Hard drives? I don't even know anymore. Quantum was bought by Seagate or something? We'll say there are 3-4.
Java has name recognition among businesses now. Imagine if whenever someone thought "Java" they thought "and of course we'd use Linux to run it on."
It'd be like people saying "Well, we bought an Intel Pentium, of course we'll run Linux on it."