[Lazarus] Embarcadero vs Lazarus/FPC (Oracle vs Google)
andrew.t.brunner at gmail.com
Tue May 8 16:01:31 CEST 2012
On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 8:33 AM, Graeme Geldenhuys
<graemeg.lists at gmail.com>wrote:
> Google purchased the initial developer of the software, Android Inc.,
> in 2005. Then Google later unveiled the Android distribution in 2007.
> Both events pre-date the Oracle purchase of Sun.
> The only thing left I can say is wait until judgement, then draw potential
parallels. Java runs on all platforms. Lazarus/FPC runs on all platforms.
Delphi does / did not. They can't retro-actively go back and re-invent
what we all know was Delphi and go after the Lazarus project. Lazarus will
have major differences of that I'm sure. Bare windows API calls after that
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