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From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Industry looks for commercial OCaml support?

On Sun, 2007-11-04 at 22:39 +0100, Oliver Bandel wrote:
> Zitat von skaller <skaller@users.sourceforge.net>:

> >
> > I think so, but I'm only guessing. Ubuntu Linux has commercial
> > support by Canonical, Fedora by Red-Hat, I believe this has
> > some impact on their popularity. C# is supported by MS,
> > Java by Sun.
> [...]
> 
> What's with C, C++, Perl?

C++ was developed by AT&T. HP pushed it into ANSI Standardisation
so they could us it in certain contracts. It went up to a joint
ANSI/ISO process later. There are many many commercial supporters
of C and C++ software.

Perl is dead... maybe *because* it lacked commercial support
as a language. 

There are certainly popular Open Source languages without
commercial support for the language development though: 
Python and Ruby for example.


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John Skaller <skaller at users dot sf dot net>
Felix, successor to C++: http://felix.sf.net