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CNET News.com: Sun to offer source code for Java tool

Mar 14, 2000, 17:17 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Sun Microsystems plans to release the source code for its Java software development tool in a bid to make the Java programming language more popular."

"Sun executives said today the company will soon release the code for its 'Forte for Java, Community Edition,' a free, easy-to-use tool that offers software developers a graphical user interface for designing Java applications."

"Sun has recently embraced the open-source movement, which allows anyone to see and modify the original programming blueprints, or "source code," of a program. With varying degrees of openness, the company has made several of its products open source, including its Solaris operating system; the Java programming language and its widely used Network File System, networking software for sharing files."

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