PC Week: Sun extends olive branch to Microsoft on Java

“Alan Baratz, president of Sun’s Java Software Division, said he
will call on Microsoft and ask the company to rejoin the Java fold
now that Sun has shipped Java 2 (the renamed Java Development Kit

“Sun’s obligation under the agreement is to deliver JDK 1.2 to
Microsoft. To date they have refused to deliver and are in breach
of the contract. If and when they deliver a JDK 1.2 that fulfills
all of their contractual obligations, we will evaluate it,” said
Microsoft group product manager Charles Fitzgerald in a written
statement. “This is just another example of how Java is a double
standard, not an open standard.”