"The Apache Software Foundation's battle with Sun
Microsystems stepped up a gear last week as the open source
community struggled to loosen Sun's cast iron grip on the Java
The group, which represents open source developers, issued a
statement last week which called on Sun to discontinue licences
prohibiting Java compatible open source implementations, and make
compatibility testing more accessible.
If accepted by Sun, the changes could take effect as amendments
to the Java Specification Participation Agreement (JSPA), which is
the legal agreement members sign with Sun when joining the Java
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