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ZDNet: Net standards ... without Sun and MS?

Apr 29, 2000, 01:42 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Deborah Gage)

"IBM, Intel, Oracle, HP and Compaq unite in calling for one set of standards for Web apps, but Microsoft and Sun aren't involved ... yet."

"Some of the biggest players in the industry are forming a consortium to set standards for Web applications that would supersede Java and other emerging Internet standards, including HTML, XML and HTTP."

"IBM (NYSE: IBM), Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HWP) and Compaq (NYSE: CPQ) have joined with several smaller companies to form OpenServer.org, which plans to create "a vendor-neutral environment" to ensure the compatibility of applications developed according to open Internet standards, according to an industry source."

"The group is concerned that the ongoing battle over Java between Sun and Microsoft, and the proprietary mentality of both companies, is hampering the development of Web applications."

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