Why do we need an open source Java?
Let's analyze it on the other way: why not?
1) because it's already there. [Ask Ben how much he loves java on FreeBSD]
2) because it's hard. [Ask Linus about how easy it was to write Linux]
3) because it might fragment the space. [Ask around how many of us would
want to rewrite millions of lines of their code]
4) because it's an academic exercise [ask Larry and Sergey about thier
academic exercise called Google]
5) because it might hurt the java ecosystem [ask darwin and/or your
favorite anti-trust lawyer on how concentrations increases innovation]
6) because it's not fun [ask the people that spend their time writing
new GC algorithms!]
7) because it might take years [ask around how many are in a hurry]
Should I continue?