"Sun announced several course corrections today. For one thing,
the company will remove licensing and royalty payments for the
desktop version of the software, Java 2 Standard Edition, beginning
"Sun also released the Linux version of Java, which has been
under development for months at the Blackdown group. And Sun
reorganized its Java division, uniting Java and Jini groups,
shuffling executives and moving some top Java researchers to Sun
"We won't be using it. We already have Websphere. We don't
need to do a J2EE," said Rod Smith, vice president of Java at
IBM and the person who replaced Pat Sueltz when she took over
Sun's Java operations. Websphere is a collection of IBM's
e-business software, including development tools, Java software,
the Apache Web server and other components."
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