Internet Week: Settlement Makes Java Just Another Language
Jan 26, 2001, 16:00 (14 Talkback[s])
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"The settlement of Sun's lawsuit against Microsoft over Java
this week ends any hope that the programming language will act as a
platform allowing software to be written once and run anywhere, as
Sun chairman Scott McNealy once envisioned."
"In addition to Microsoft's paying Sun $20 million, the parties
agreed that Microsoft's Java license will terminate and that
Microsoft won't use the Java trademark in any new products.
Microsoft can sell existing products using older Java
versions--Microsoft calls its version of Java "J++"--but agreed not
to modify the software beyond bug fixes."
"Java will likely have a strong future, but as a Sun-controlled
platform used mainly on Sun's own servers, with third-party tools
enabling it to run on other vendors' systems, analysts said. But
Java will be just another computer language, like C or Visual
Basic. It will have nowhere near the ubiquity and revolutionary
effect that Sun envisioned when it released the software..."
- TechWeb: IBM's Wladawksy-Berger Speaks Out On Linux, Java(Jan 25, 2001)
- Reuters: Microsoft, in Swipe at Sun, to Help Convert Java(Jan 25, 2001)
- CNET News.com/Gartner: Java, .Net rivalry still on(Jan 25, 2001)
- Microsoft Settles Java Suit With Sun(Jan 24, 2001)
- EarthWeb: Unconventional Java Programmer Finds Open-Source Roots Deep Within IBM(Jan 23, 2001)
- ZDNet: Sun casts light on new Java 2(Jan 17, 2001)
- TechWeb: Java: Not Just For Geeks Anymore(Jan 01, 2001)
- CNET News.com: Advanced-placement tests switch to Java(Dec 20, 2000)
- NewsForge: Do we really need the Java Community Process?(Dec 07, 2000)
- Java Developer's Journal: Why Linux Lovers Jilt Java(Dec 01, 2000)
- Java Developer's Journal: Corporate Linux(Nov 29, 2000)
- Paul Ferris: Assimilate! The Case for a GPL'd Java(Nov 08, 2000)
- LinuxWorld: Go for broke on open source Java(Nov 04, 2000)
- The father of Java gets tough; James Gosling on Microsoft, Java(Nov 04, 2000)
- InfoWorld: Sun says Java moving toward full open source(Oct 25, 2000)