Open-source Java

Dignan, Larry
May 2006
eWeek;5/15/2006, Vol. 23 Issue 20, p34
The article offers several options for Sun Microsystems Inc. to remain competitive in the computer software industry market. The author analyzes the reasons behind the refusal of Sun to open-source Java. One of the reasons is its licensing agreements with Microsoft Corp. The author projects the possible consequences should Sun remain stern in its decision not to open source Java. Open source software is gaining prominence in the market and it has captured the interest of several businesses. As of the moment according to the author, Sun has several choices: to take Java open-source, try a hybrid approach, or open-sourcing code while retaining control over the Java trademark.


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