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ComputerWorld: Sun apologizes to developers of Java on Linux

Dec 08, 1999, 23:16 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Sun Microsystems Inc. apologized today to members of Blackdown, the open-source development group that made the port of Java 2 to Linux possible."

"Sun, already under fire for withdrawing Java from standards consideration...sought to put out another fire it and Inprise Corp. started when the companies failed to give Blackdown credit in this week's announcement of the port...."

"Our stance is an apologetic one," said Rick Schultz, Java 2 standard edition product manager at Sun. The company, he said, values Blackdown's work and wants to continue its relationship with Blackdown."

"Blackdown has been porting Sun's Java technology to Linux for years and contributed substantially to the port of Java 2 as well."

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