SUN and VW (was Re: Design Principles Behind Smalltalk, Revisited)

tim Rowledge tim at
Thu Dec 28 18:59:53 UTC 2006

On 28-Dec-06, at 10:51 AM, Jecel Assumpcao Jr wrote:

> In another message in this thread you mentioned the story that Java  
> was
> started only because Sun couldn't get a reasonable license from
> Parcplace. I have heard this a few times before but don't believe it -

I was there. It seems to be true, at least so far as the  
'negotiations happened and SUN didn't want to pay that much'. There  
were also talks about using VW as the standard tool-building tool for  
admin type tools.

tim Rowledge; tim at;
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