[Ian] > Honestly I don't know what Sun would do to get behind Jython now
Simple: Put some money into paying some of the existing jython developers. It's too late to get Jim Hugunin, it's too late to get Samuele Pedroni, and I don't know whatever happened to Finn Bock.
But it's not too late to talk to some of the newer guys, like Frank Wierzbicki, or Khalid Zuberi, or Charlie Groves, or ....
I've saying this on the jython lists for several years now, with the most recent version being
Sun will have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=36335251
It is somewhat pathetic to see Sun playing catchup with Microsoft: they should know better by now.