Microsoft has agreed to pay Sun Microsystems $20m to end a bitter three-year battle between the two industry giants over Java. As part of a settlement, Microsoft must terminate their previous licensing agreement and not use Sun's Java-compatible trademark.
- Posted by: Floyd Marinescu
- Posted on: January 24 2001 15:06 EST
Read "Microsoft and Sun settle Java dispute" on VNUNet.
Read "Sun, Microsoft settle Java suit" from CNET.
Have you all read the new MSFT initiative for JUMP (Java User Migration Path to .NET). Do you think SUNW will sue again?
I love this quote from Scott McNealy: "The community wants one Java technology: one brand, one process and one great platform."
No, *Sun* wants one brand, process, and platform. Otherwise they wouldn't need lawyers to kill J++, now would they?
I hate to say this, but Sun is very quickly becoming just as big a bully as Microsoft ever was. And McNealy is starting to sound like he's making instant coffee commercials.