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RE: Java

>    Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2001 11:53:20 -0500
>    From: "Christopher Barber" <cbarber@curl.com>
>    I think what this boils down to is that you can't make much
> money either
>    inventing a new language or even selling compilers for
> existing languages
>    because people need much more than a language: they need a
> wide variety of
>    code libraries, good development tools, and good deployment tools.
> That's all true, but what's worse, it's really hard to make money even
> if you do provide all that stuff.  One reason is that it's in the
> interest of vendors to provide that stuff to developers cheap, in
> order to get developers to produce software products that will run on
> the vendor's platform.

Unless the platform has already acheived market dominance, such as Windows
has on the desktop.  You don't see MS giving that many development tools

- Christopher