"Inprise...announced that it has jointly produced a Linux
version of the Java(TM) 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE), with
Sun Microsystems. The agreement enables programmers to develop and
run applications based on the Java 2 platform and deploy them on
Linux workstations and servers, as well as simplify moving existing
Java applications to the Linux operating system (OS)...."
"This announcement is a natural progression in our
relationship with Sun, and illustrates Inprise's ongoing commitment
to provide world-class technology for the Linux operating system
and the Java 2 platform," said Dale Fuller, interim president
and CEO of Inprise Corporation. "Inprise and Sun Microsystems have
taken a big step toward maintaining open, standards-based network
computing architectures that utilize technologies like the Linux OS
and the Java 2 platform. This enables Linux users to take advantage
of the many diverse Java based applications that exist in the
"Earlier this year Inprise announced a free download of the beta
JBuilder Just-In-Time compiler (JIT) for Linux. Now, Sun is
licensing the JIT from Inprise to complete the Java 2 Software
Development Kit (SDK), necessary for running high-performance Java
applications on the Linux OS."
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