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VNUNet.com: Apache on warpath over Java licence

Feb 21, 2002, 20:58 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Middleton)
"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 platform.

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 Community Process."

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