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InfoWorld: Sun: Door Still Open on Open Source Java

Apr 01, 2004, 18:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Krill)

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"While acknowledging obstacles remain, a Sun Microsystems official on Tuesday left open the possibility that Sun might offer its Java programming language under an open source format.

"Speaking during a Sun Software Summit in Menlo Park, Calif., Sun's Rich Green, vice president of the developer platforms group at the company, acknowledged IBM's February open letter proposing the open sourcing of Java. But he stressed there are complex issues pertaining to ensuring compatibility if Java was offered up to open source..."

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