Link: Why the ease of installing Java matters
In Java in The Land of Make Believe, Ryan Tomayko unloads a righteous rant about why Java's license matters and what effects it has in the Linux and *BSD worlds, with great bits like:
If you want to get on the bad side of software developers and system admins, the fastest route is to waste their time.
Amen. What he said.
(The good news is that Sun GPL'ing Java may finally be changing all of this mess, which Tomayko happily acknowledges.)
(From many places, but I saw it originally on Planet Python, as Tomayko's blog is syndicated there.)