IBM urges Sun to make Java open source

By on February 26, 2004, 5:47 PM
In a letter sent by Rod Smith, IBM's vice president of emerging technology, IBM offered to work with Sun to create a project that would shepherd development of Java through an open-source development model. If implemented, portions of Sun's most valuable software asset--Java--would be freely available, and contributors ranging from volunteer programmers to large corporations would submit changes to the Java software.

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khosw said:
java will die a quick death...very shortly.
Per Hansson said:
Umm, you do realize that Novell is going big-time for Java?There is allot of support built right into Netware 6.5, and more Console One is based on Java...I'm not saying I like it, I'm just saying it wont die anytime soon
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