"Representatives from IBM Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. will
meet in a week to 10 days time to discuss IBM's proposal for
creating an open source version of Sun's Java technology, an IBM
executive said Thursday.
"Sun wants to hear more details about IBM's proposal, such as
which parts of Java IBM would like to see made open source and how
such a plan might be carried out, according to Bob Sutor, IBM's
director of WebSphere infrastructure.
"'We've both asked each other to think about things to bring to
the table, such as the scope of what we have in mind and how we
might do this,' Sutor said in an interview Thursday..."