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CNET News: IBM Cool to Sun's Open-Source Java Plan

Nov 13, 2006, 20:00 (13 Talkback[s])

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"After years of internal debates and public calls from IBM to make Java open source, you would think that IBM would be overjoyed at the news.

"Not so.

"IBM on Monday issued a statement attributed to Rod Smith, vice president of emerging Internet technologies in the IBM Software Group, who penned the open letter in 2004 requesting Sun to make Java open source..."

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