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InfoWorld: Sun Says Open-Source Java Possible in 'Months'

Jun 28, 2006, 03:15 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Kirk)

"A Sun Microsystems Inc. executive said Tuesday said the company is 'months' away from releasing its trademark Java programming language under an open-source license.

"Simon Phipps, chief open-source officer for Sun, said the company is ruminating over two major issues: how to keep Java compatible and ensure no particular company uses market forces as muscle for its own implementation, a move that would threaten Java's 'write once, run anywhere' mantra..."

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