Judge to Hear Microsoft, Sun Proposals
Both sides will discuss their proposed orders for how Microsoft will comply with the court's order to include Java in Windows.The judge overseeing Sun Microsystems Inc.s legal battle with Microsoft Corp. has asked attorneys for both sides to come before him Wednesday afternoon to discuss the casenamely how Microsoft will comply with the courts order to include Java in Windows. U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz has asked the parties to come before him in open court to discuss their proposed orders for how Microsoft must proceed with the judges ruling that the software giant ship or make available a Sun-compatible Java runtime environment with Windows. Sun requested this as a preliminary injunction to be implemented while the two sides await trial in Suns antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft. Motz made his ruling on the issue last month following three days of arguments in his Baltimore court.
Both sides submitted their proposed orders to the court on Monday. Last Friday, during a hearing before Motz, Matthew Larrabee, an attorney for Microsoft, said he anticipated a high degree of variation in the proposed orders coming from Sun and Microsoft.