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Vnunet: Open Source wins Java Rights

Mar 25, 2002, 21:15 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Middleton)

"The open source community won the rights to free implementation of the Java platform last week, weakening Sun Microsystem's iron grip on the development platform.

"The software giant has buckled following a campaign headed up by Apache on behalf of the open source community, which called on Sun to discontinue licences prohibiting Java compatible open source implementations, and make compatibility testing more accessible.

"Over the past few weeks, members of the Java Community Process (JCP) have been voting over amendments to the Java Specification Participation Agreement (JSPA), which is the legal agreement members sign with Sun when joining the JCP..."

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