CNET News.com: Sun misses Java standard deadlineDec 04, 1999, 18:39 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)
"Sun Microsystems' effort to foster an industry consensus on its Java software is faltering for the second time this year, an embarrassing turn for the company.
The computing giant "failed to respond" to a December 1 deadline, and the chairman of a group trying to establish an industry standard said the effort might go ahead without Sun, according to a memo obtained by CNET News.com. The memo, written by IBM's Michael Wheatley, raises the prospect that the standard could diverge from Sun's desires.
Sun contends it has until later this month to meet the deadline."