InfoWorld: Sun Says Open-Source Java Possible in 'Months'
Jun 28, 2006, 03:15 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Kirk)
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"A Sun Microsystems Inc. executive said Tuesday said the company
is 'months' away from releasing its trademark Java programming
language under an open-source license.
"Simon Phipps, chief open-source officer for Sun, said the
company is ruminating over two major issues: how to keep Java
compatible and ensure no particular company uses market forces as
muscle for its own implementation, a move that would threaten
Java's 'write once, run anywhere' mantra..."