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TechWeb: Sun Loosens Grip On Java

Jun 02, 2000, 04:38 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Antone Gonsalves)

"Sun Microsystems, which has been under intense pressure to release its control of Java, announced Thursday the formation of two interim executive committees that will preside over the standardization process for the platform."

"The panels, both with equal power and responsibility, will oversee the Java Community Process' handling of Java technology specifications, reference implementations and associated compatibility test suites. Java licensees will elect the first non-interim executive committee in the fall."

"Notable committee members include representatives of Hewlett-Packard (stock: HWP) and IBM (stock: IBM), both vocal critics of Sun's (stock: SUNW) control of standardization through JCP."

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