"The Brazilian government is pushing an effort to deliver an
open-source version of Java that could put control of the platform
into the hands of grass-roots developers around the globe and add
fuel to the debate over Java's ownership.
"In what is known as the Javali Project, Brazil is seeking to
break free of the so-called vendor lock-in and gain control of its
own systems technology, said sources close to the effort. Brazil
was one of the first to mandate the use of open-source technology,
where applicable, in government systems..."