Infoworld: Java2 development kit making its way to Linux

“Sun Microsystems, working in conjnuction with an informal group
of Linux developers known as the Linux Blackdown Porting Team, is
scheduled to make an implementation of Java2 for Linux available on

“While interest in Java among independent software developers is
high, Linus Torvalds, who heads up the open source Linux community,
has been frequently critical of Sun’s proprietary ownership of what
is essentially a programming language.

As a result, it is unlikely that Java technologies will be used
in the core Linux operating system anytime soon, but vendors such
as Caldera and Graphon plan to make use of Java in their Linux

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