April 27, 2004

Open Source CEO Against Opening Java Language to Community

JBoss Inc's chief executive is urging Sun Microsystems Inc to resist pressure from IBM to open source Java, a move viewed by some as an attempt by IBM
to take control of Java.

Mark Fleury, whose organization ships the eponymous open source Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application server, spoke-out against releasing Java
code saying Sun's control of Java, with certification, had helped Java's success.

IBM in February wrote an open letter to Sun offering a joint project to make Java an open source project, following an earlier open letter on the
subject by activist Eric Raymond.

Link: cbronline.com

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