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Computer Business Review: Sun "Open" to Letting Java Go, with Strings

Mar 04, 2004, 21:00 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gavin Clarke)

"Sun Microsystems Inc is open to relinquishing stewardship of Java to a neutral third party, but is apparently against releasing the language to open source under GPL.

"The company's software chief said an organization such as certification and program management specialist KeyLabs could be suited to managing Java.

"However, Sun is anxious to prevent forking, with different versions of Java and therefore a KeyLabs-type guardian would have to continue compatibility testing..."

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