Can Java Become an Important Linux Language?
Opinion: Can Java ever matter on Linux? It might if IBM/Eclipse and Sun/NetBeans keep moving closer together. (Linux-Watch)When you think programming languages and Linux, the languages that tend to come to mind are C, C++, Perl, PHP, Python and, lately, Ruby. But, Java probably doesnt enter your mind at allthats because until recently Java was a proprietary language.
Sun, however has now liberated Java under the GPLv2 open-source license. I think that will help, but I think the fact that the Eclipse Foundation, with its Eclipse IDE (integrated development environment), and the JCP (Java Community Process), with its NetBeans IDE, are making nice will help a lot, too.