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InfoWorld: IBM not yet ready to split with Sun over Java

Jan 19, 2000, 16:11 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Lattig, Ted Smalley Bowen)

"According to sources familiar with the situation, tales of the demise of IBM's relationship with Sun Microsystems -- as a result of Sun's decision not to pass development of Java technology to a standards body -- have been greatly exaggerated...."

"There's no truth to [the rumors of a separatist group including IBM and Microsoft] whatsoever," the source said. "IBM is still committed to Java, has invested a lot in Java, and isn't going to resolve any issue without first hearing what the other party has to say."

"Fortunately, according to a second source, IBM will not have to wait much longer to hear what Sun officials have to say. IBM is reportedly one of several that has been invited and will attend a meeting later this week with Sun's George Paolini, recently appointed as the company's Java ambassador via his position as vice president of Java Community Development."

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