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InfoWorld: Sun says Java moving toward full open source

Oct 25, 2000, 00:25 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Laura Rohde)

"SUN Microsystems is moving toward making its Java technology fully open-source, a company executive said Tuesday, addressing an audience of programmers here at the ApacheCon Europe 2000."

"There will be some magic point in the future I believe, where we'll reach critical mass. When we reach that point at Sun, you'll see us go to a much more open source," said George Paolini Sun's vice president of technologies advocacy and community development in the conference's first keynote speech."

"Seeking to reassure the highly targeted audience, Paolini did not give any time frame or specifics for when Palo Alto, Calif.-based Sun may relinquish control over Java and turn it into a full open-source technology."

"We're not adverse to full open source [for Java]. It's really what is the right model for that open source and where that model is for that life cycle," Paolini said."

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