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SRO: Sun to announce Java standards plan on Tuesday

May 02, 1999, 19:20 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Deborah Gage)

"According to a report on Thursday, Sun's Java Software President Alan Baratz accused Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT) of torpedoing Sun's plans to standardize Java by spending millions of dollars lobbying for a change in the rules of the International Organization of Standards..."

"A spokeswoman said Baratz's comments were misinterpreted and that Sun is still committed to standardizing Java through ISO..."

"An IBM spokeswoman said IBM's involvement in supporting Sun's process "was based on the understanding that mature portions of Java would be managed and maintained by ISO or a standards body."

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