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Inter@ctive Week: Red Hat's Young Chastises Sun

Dec 22, 1999, 06:11 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Babcock)

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"Robert Young, chairman of Red Hat, said Sun Microsystems has failed to learn from the open source model of software if it has turned away from establishing an international standard for Java."

"We're disappointed in that [the withdrawal from the ECMA standard-setting process] because Java had a chance of becoming an open, international standard," Young said in a recent interview. "Sun's withdrawal will give more momentum back to C and C++, and they had been losing out to Java. Sun will not be as successful with its new strategy in the future as it's been to date."

"If Java becomes "just Sun's product," additional parties in the marketplace who might have adopted it will grow reluctant to base product lines on it, Young said."

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