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NewsFactor: What Happens to Java Now?

Mar 27, 2004, 10:00 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Lopez)

"At issue is whether Java would be better off administered by a community rather than an enterprise. Some industry experts question whether Sun can ever turn Java into a profit center, though they acknowledge it has been successful bringing in royalties from its distribution on cell phones.

"IBM argues that Sun is guarding Java too closely and risks immuring the platform from wider exposure. Big Blue says that open sourcing Java--that is, putting it in the public domain--will unleash a lot of development on the platform. If not, Microsoft waits in the wings to dominate the space with its .NET offering..."

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