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eWeek: Open-Source Java Brewing in Brazil

Oct 04, 2004, 18:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Darryl K. Taft)

"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..."

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