internetnews.com: Q&A: Jonathan Schwartz, Sun Microsystems
Aug 01, 2003, 22:00 (12 Talkback[s])
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"Despite a concerted effort to expand its support for Linux
across more of its product lines, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based
systems vendor still finds itself on the defensive about its
support for Linux in relation to its high-end Solaris operating
system--especially from Wall Street houses keen on installing Linux
operating systems where Sun's systems currently reign.
"During a meeting with technology reporters Monday, Jonathan
Schwartz, Sun's executive vice president of software, updated the
company's latest strategic embrace of open source while urging
doubters to stay tuned for further news from the Linux front.
"By Friday, Sun had rolled out news that SuSe Linux was now a
Java source licensee. In the deal, SuSe has agreed to become a Java
2 Standard Edition source licensee and to distribute Sun's Java
Virtual Machine (JVM). The alliance also calls for Sun to sell,
ship and provide full customer support for SuSE Linux Enterprise
Server 8 on Sun's x86 systems..."