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IT-Director: Sun's Open-Sourcing of Java: Avoid the Red Herring

Aug 26, 2006, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Neil Ward-Dutton)

"The other day I attended a briefing with Simon Phipps, Sun's Chief Open Source Officer which was ostensibly aimed at updating the assembled on Sun's progress in its open-sourcing of Java.

"The 'big news' was that Sun now plans to bring its reference implementations of the mobile 'editions' of Java (JME CDC and CLDC) to market under open-source licenses. It also has a bit more clarity on the timescale for its open-sourcing of Java Standard Edition: code will start being released under the new license regime before the end of the calendar year. And in addition, it's created a portal to serve the interests of potential Java committers..."

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