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Sun-Netscape Alliance on the rise

Executives say they're melding the duo's e-commerce efforts, but, as the Java standard battle shows, obstacles remain.

 

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Executives say they're melding the duo's e-commerce efforts, but, as the Java standard battle shows, obstacles remain.

"[The Alliance is] on track, but we don't know exactly what they're going to develop."

- Mike Gilpin, analyst with the Giga Information Group.

 


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update Sun Microsystems' effort to get the industry to agree to its plans for standardizing its Java software is faltering for the second time this year, an embarrassing turn for the company.