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InfoWorld: IBM Open Source Java Proposal Puzzles Sun Official

Mar 03, 2004, 16:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Krill)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"IBM's proposal to have the Java programming language offered under an open source format is puzzling a Sun official, who stressed Tuesday that the current licensing program ensures compatibility for the language.

"While IBM has maintained that Sun has too much control of Java under the Java Community Process, Java creator Sun remains steadfast in believing Sun is on the right track. Sun's Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president for software, questioned IBM's efforts during a Sun 'Chalk Talk' session with the media in San Francisco, during which he also outlined Sun's plans to boost its installed base of software worldwide..."

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