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PRNewswire: Sun to Release Cross-Platform Java Development Tool to Open Source Community

Mar 13, 2000, 23:19 (3 Talkback[s])

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"Forte for Java, Community Edition Source to Form Foundation for Java Technology-Based Open Tools Framework Initiative."

"Sun Microsystems... today announced its plans to release the source code for Forte for Java, Community Edition 1.0, its cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE) for Java technology. This product will be made available under the Mozilla public licensing model, which is recognized by the open source community as practical and compliant with the Open Source Definition."

"This announcement underscores Sun's commitment to open source technologies, and marks the first step in a major new Sun initiative to make Java tools and components available more broadly to drive innovation."

"Forte for Java, Community Edition 1.0 is the entry-level product in Sun's Forte for Java product line of Java technology IDEs. The binary code for this product, available at no charge for download through Sun Microsystems, is slated for release by end of month. The source code is targeted to be made available within the next 90 days."

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