Sun releases Java as open source project

Computer server and software maker Sun Microsystems said Monday that it had begun to make its Java technology an open-source software project available for free on the Internet.

The announcement represents one of the largest additions of computer code to the open-source community - and it marks a major shift for a company that had once fiercely protected the source code used in 3.8 billion cell phones, supercomputers, medical devices and other gadgets. Sun releases Java as open-source project - Business - International Herald Tribune

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