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

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

“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

“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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