"Although the product will be commercially available in the
first quarter of 2000, an early version is currently available as a
free download. Java 2 for Linux will also ship with copies of
Jbuilder, Inprise's integrated development environment
"Because of our Linux for eBusiness focus, this port is an
important part of our business plan," observed Ransom Love,
president and CEO of Linux vendor Caldera Systems, Inc.. "Like Sun,
we believe that the future of Linux will be the Internet."
"The Linux announcement comes on the heels of Sun's decision to
eliminate royalty fees for developers working with J2SE. Sun has
been working toward an open-source code philosophy, but has been
harshly criticized for not completely embracing the concept."
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