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Java in chaos

HP's plan to market its own Java Virtual Machine and license it to Microsoft prompts debate over how much control Sun has over its own technology.

While Sun Microsystems fights Microsoft in court over use of the Java programming language, Hewlett-Packard's plan to market its own Java Virtual Machine and license it to Microsoft prompts debate over how much control Sun has over its own technology.

HP opts for Java home brew
update The company plans to market and license its own Java Virtual Machine and license the technology to Microsoft.

HP's move thwarts Java standard
With HP's decision to market its own Java Virtual Machine, hope for a single Java standard is fading.

Regulators eye Microsoft-JVM deal
news analysis Antitrust regulators are likely to take a keen interest in the Microsoft-HP Java deal.

Large-system strategy sticks to Sun rules
HP's plan for big computers adheres closely to the JavaSoft party line

JavaSoft insists it will make money
JavaSoft insists that Hewlett-Packard's plans will not derail its drive to make money.

Sun pushing for a profitable Java
news analysis Can Sun's JavaSoft division turn a profit, avoid running afoul of powerful allies? (February 12, 1998)