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LA Times: As Its Power Rises, Sun Coming Around to Microsoft's Style

Jun 12, 2000, 17:39 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joseph Menn)

"The Java system was inspired by a selfless zeal to create a way for programs to run on any system. But increasingly, programmers say, Sun is beginning to control the system more in keeping with Microsoft's style."

"The arrival of Linux gave those in opposition to Microsoft something to do that was more of a direct assault on Microsoft's core product, rather than just working on Java programs. Finally, Sun angered many in the open-source community by dragging its feet on a long-promised plan to let the standards for Java be controlled by an international impartial panel, instead of by Sun."

"And many attending the Java conference agreed that the thrill is gone."

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