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Open Source--Then and Now: A Conversation With Ray Gans of the OpenJDK Community Program

Oct 05, 2007, 21:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Tell us about your history at Sun working on Java compatibility issues.

"In 1997, Sun hired me to work on the 100% Pure Java program, which allowed application developers to verify that their applications used no proprietary APIs and were written to be as portable as possible between Java runtimes from different vendors. From there, I moved to the compatibility testing groups that work on Technology Compatibility Kits (TCKs), comprised of compatibility requirements and test suites. TCKs are used to verify that an implementation of Java technology actually meets the specification..."

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