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SRO: Sun Will Not Standardize Java, Summons Java licensees to help with Sun's own 'standards body.'

Mar 02, 2000, 16:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Deborah Gage)

"The Geneva-based standards organization ECMA has issued a scathing denunciation of Sun Microsystems for pulling Java off the standardization track."

"Sun VP George Paolini declined a Java standardization proposal from ECMA this week. On Wednesday, he summoned key licensees to discuss improving Sun's Java Community Process, which Sun has now declared "a standards body...."

"Sun declined to provide details on why it turned down ECMA's latest proposal, which ECMA issued on Feb. 8. Paolini writes that ECMA's proposal "does not provide the necessary assurances and safeguards that are needed to protect the interests of Sun, the Java community and ECMA."

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