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eWeek: Open-Sourcing Java Will Create Incompatibility Risk, Sun Exec Warns

May 25, 2006, 20:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"While there is no inherent discontinuity with making Java open-source and keeping the technology compatible, the community will have to remain vigilant in this regard, according to a Sun executive.

"'I do not think anyone wants to break Java compatibility, but any of the large licensees with the market power to distribute their own version technically could do so, intentionally or unintentionally,' Simon Phipps, chief open-source officer at Sun Microsystems, said in an interview..."

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