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ZDNet: Net standards … without Sun and MS?

“IBM, Intel, Oracle, HP and Compaq unite in calling for one
set of standards for Web apps, but Microsoft and Sun aren’t
involved … yet.”

“Some of the biggest players in the industry are forming a
consortium to set standards for Web applications that would
supersede Java and other emerging Internet standards, including
HTML, XML and HTTP.”

“IBM (NYSE: IBM), Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL),
Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HWP) and Compaq (NYSE: CPQ) have joined with
several smaller companies to form OpenServer.org, which plans to
create “a vendor-neutral environment” to ensure the compatibility
of applications developed according to open Internet standards,
according to an industry source.”

“The group is concerned that the ongoing battle over Java
between Sun and Microsoft, and the proprietary mentality of both
companies, is hampering the development of Web applications.”

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