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PC Week: Sun withdraws Java from standards process

Dec 09, 1999, 04:11 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scot Petersen)

"Sun Microsystems Inc. shocked the Java world Tuesday when it announced that it would quit efforts to formally standardize the Java 2 platform, Standard Edition, through the ECMA standards body."

"Sun officials at the Java Business Expo here cited the need to protect the "integrity" of the company's investment in Java."

"Earlier in the day, George Paolini, Sun's newly named vice president of Java Community Development, acknowledged that the relationship between Sun and ECMA (formerly known as the European Computer Manufacturers Association) was at loggerheads, saying that ECMA wanted to control the process and the copyright of Java standards."

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