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TechWeb: And Java For AllDec 09, 1999, 04:12 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mo Krochmal)
"A day after Sun Microsystems withdrew Java 2 from consideration as an industry standard, free software advocates vowed Wednesday to build open source substitutes for the Java programming language."
"Already, parts of the necessary programming language code are publicly available, and more will be developed, open source community leaders said. But Sun executives adamantly denied that enough of the Java spec is available to make an alternative."
"We will work on alternatives," said Richard Stallman of Cambridge, Mass., a MacArthur Foundation fellow and outspoken founder of the GNU project. "There are people writing a set of libraries and there are others developing a byte code interpreter and compiler."
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