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InfoWorld: McNealy preaches to the converted during final JavaOne keynote

Jun 17, 1999, 21:55 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The final keynote address of this week's JavaOne developer conference in San Francisco had three overarching themes: Linux is good, Microsoft is evil, and appliance computing is here to stay."

"Patricia Sueltz, general manager of Java at IBM, took the stage..."

"The Linux JVM [Java virtual machine] is part of IBM's major commitment to Linux support on hardware and software," Sueltz said.

"Sueltz pleaded with the almost 10,000 developers in the audience -- JavaOne itself was attended by about 21,000 people -- to continue to be vocal and aggressive in their commitment to standards... Sueltz shouted, "refuse to conform to proprietary development models. Throw them out! Subvert the forces that would fragment Java! Continue to fight for open standards!"

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