Open source Guru "Richard Stallman" wrote an article "http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/java-trap.html" on Java being Trap . It was a thought provoking article how Java can be a misfit piece to GNU/Open Source movement, due to its proprietary license model. It couldn't fit into any of the distribution like Ubuntu, Fedora, because of its license. Eventually Java will suffocate to death due to its closed/proprietary license model ..
BUT NOT ANY MORE !!
Now JAVA is open under GPL v2 license .. and think of the merger of 2 great communities.
To the "the most innovative company" in globe - SUN Microsystems .. at this moment one thing to say "HATS OFF :-) U GUYS DRIVE INNOVATION "