Java Developer's Journal: "We Lead the Industry in Every Aspect of SOA," Says IBM's Swainson
Apr 29, 2004, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Geelan)
"Q Scott McNealy told IBM to stop pushing him to open
source Java until you do the same with DB2. If Java is not open
sourced, how does this affect IBM's licenses with Sun in the
future? How serious was the call to Sun to collaborate with you on
an open source implementation of Java?
"Swainson: We have been stating for years that
we'd like Sun to make Java a true open standard, and we remain
optimistic. IBM's long-standing support for open source is based on
our conviction that openness creates new opportunities and spurs
innovation. Open source also gives customers choice and helps them
meet their IT needs more quickly and effectively. An open source
Java platform would be good for the industry, good for customers,
and good for Java..."