Sun Taking Open-Source Counsel?By Darryl K. Taft | Posted 2004-03-08 Email Print
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Sun is listening to strong recommendations from IBM and another industry advocate that it enlist Java in the open-source movement.
Sun Microsystems Inc. appears to be seriously considering industry advocates' proposals that it should offer an open-source implementation of Java.
In addition to an impending meeting with IBMwhich called on Sun to think about open-sourcing JavaSun has been in contact with open-source advocate Eric S. Raymond on the very same issue, according to Raymond.
Raymond last month sent an open letter to Sun Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy titled "Let Java Go," calling for Sun to open-source Java. Not long afterward, Raymond said, a Sun official contacted him to discuss his views on how Sun might better work with the open-source community regarding Java.