June 29, 2004

BEA to enter fray over open-source Java

SAN FRANCISCO -- BEA Systems Inc. will jump into the debate over whether Java should be made open source on Wednesday, and comments from one of its senior executives suggest the application server vendor is leaning in favor of the move.

IBM Corp. put the issue on the front burner in February when it sent a public letter to Sun encouraging it to make Java open source. It argued that the move would expand the technology's reach and lead to more innovation. Sun has been cautiously open to the idea but has said lots of issues need to be ironed out first.

Link: InfoWorld


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