IBM urges Sun to make Java open source

By Julio Franco
Feb 26, 2004
  1. 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.

    Read more: CNet News.
  2. khosw

    khosw TS Rookie Posts: 36

    java will die a quick death...very shortly.
  3. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,957   +214

    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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