"Sun Microsystems, which has been under intense pressure to
release its control of Java, announced Thursday the formation of
two interim executive committees that will preside over the
standardization process for the platform."
"The panels, both with equal power and responsibility, will
oversee the Java Community Process' handling of Java technology
specifications, reference implementations and associated
compatibility test suites. Java licensees will elect the first
non-interim executive committee in the fall."
"Notable committee members include representatives of
Hewlett-Packard (stock: HWP) and IBM (stock: IBM), both vocal
critics of Sun's (stock: SUNW) control of standardization through
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