NewsForge: IBM, Sun Meeting to Discuss Open Source Java
Feb 27, 2004, 02:30 (7 Talkback[s])
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"Sun Microsystems is moving quicker than it originally said it
would to respond to IBM's challenge that it set Java free in the
open source world. Chief Engineer Rob Gingell and other Sun
executives may meet with their Big Blue counterparts as early as
today, a Sun spokesman said.
"Sun said earlier in the day it would need a few days to
consider IBM's challenge proposal and provide a complete response.
However, things seemed to have moved quicker than expected, and a
meeting has now been arranged between key decision-makers of both
"Even though the high-level discussion may have begun, Sun will
release no official statement on it today, a spokeswoman told