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Standards, control put Java on front burner

The Java dispute heats up as Sun withdraws its plan to submit the technology to a standards body.

 

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The Java dispute heats up as Sun withdraws its plan to submit the technology to a standards body.

"I've decided we will not submit Java to ECMA."

- Pat Sueltz, head of Sun's software division, referring to a Java standards group

 


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