OpenDoc history from inside

Posted: May 15, 2009 in Apple, IT/Dev
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We can find at Greg Maletic blog a full history of Apple’s OpenDoc project, with exclusive informations. Among these we learn that following the project’s dismise, many engineers left Apple to work on Java at Sun (we still knew that language took inspiration from Smalltalk and Objective-C) :

OpenDoc had many of Apple’s best engineers, and they–and many of our third-party developers–truly loved the technology and put their all into it. It didn’t matter. Everyone’s interest drifted to the web, and most of the folks working on OpenDoc went to Sun to work on Java; after my marketing team of six people dwindled down to just me, I left to start a Java tools company with a friend.

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