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

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.”