Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Sun's truce with IBM (for now)

InfoWorld reports -
In detailing IBM’s renewal of its Java agreement, Schwartz acknowledged that there has been “a little bit of a chill” in the relationship between the two vendors. But IBM and Sun announced an 11-year extension to their Java technology agreement. IBM will continue to license Java technologies from Sun including the Enterprise, Standard and Micro editions of Java as well as Java Card technologies. IBM also will continue participating in the Java Community Process.

In addition, IBM will port its DB2, Tivoli and WebSphere middleware to Sun’s Solaris 10 OS. The agreement, said Robert LeBlanc, general manager of the WebSphere product line at IBM, shows that IBM and Sun are in Java for the long haul.

Peace - and prosperity - for the community

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